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Brother, sister killed in two-car accident in Cecil County

Posted at 6:19 AM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 14:24:41-04

A brother and a sister were killed when the car they were traveling in was struck by a driver who blew through a red light early Thursday in Cecil County, Maryland State Police said. 

Troopers responded to the intersection of Pulaski Highway and Delaware Avenue at about 5:15 a.m. for a two-vehicle collision. Responding officers learned of two fatalities from the crash.

Police said a silver 2011 Honda Civic entered the intersection to make a left turn from southbound Delaware Avenue on to eastbound Pulaski Highway on a green light. A gray 2017 Dodge Ram pickup traveling westbound on Pulaski Highway came through the intersection while having a red light and struck the Honda in the side. 

Cecil County Emergency Services pronounced both occupants of the Honda dead at the scene.

The driver of the Honda was identified as 27-year-old Brandon Howe. His sister, 20-year-old Brianna Howe, was his passenger. They were both from Elkton.

The driver of the Dodge was identified as 55-year-old Dale Brown of Perryville. He refused medical treatment at the scene. 

A Maryland State Police Crash Team is investigating. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this collision. Charges may be pending after further investigation and consultation with the Cecil County State's Attorney's Office, police said. 

Anyone with information or who witnessed the collision should contact the North East Barrack of the Maryland State Police at 410-966-7800.