Three people are dead and one is injured after a bad crash in Queen Anne’s County on Saturday.
State Police have identified the deceased as Amelia J. Sichler, 25, of Elkridge, Samantha N. Roark, 21, of Still Pond, and Thomas B. Mozingo, 20, of Centreville. 25-year-old John P. Ford of Odenton remains hospitalized at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Police say just before 3:30pm Saturday, officers responded to the crash on north Rt 213, north of Clanahan Shop Road in Centreville.
According to a release, Thomas Mozingo was driving a 2013 Dodge Dart south on Rt 213; his passenger was Samantha Roark. Driver John P. Ford was in a 2013 Chevrolet Cobalt driving northbound on Rt 213 with passenger Amelia Sichler.
Upon preliminary investigation, police believe Mozingo passed a vehicle on the shoulder and moved back into the travel lane to attempt to pass another vehicle on the left, in a no passing zone. Police believe as Ford was approaching, he noticed Mozingo attempting to pass and tried to prevent contact by moving to the right portion of the shoulder. However, Ford was still struck by Mozingo’s vehicle on the northbound shoulder.
After hours of investigation along closed Route 213, the highway reopened shortly after 8pm Saturday.
Police will continue to investigate; it is unknown yet if alcohol was a factor in the crash.