Two dead following Elkton collision
On November 5, 2015 at approximately 1:05 p.m., Cecil Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 2400 block of Old Elk Neck Road, Elkton, for a motor vehicle collision.
UPDATE (AUGUST 23)
The two-year-old killed in a motor vehicle collision Friday night in Colora has been identified by Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. Michael Holmes.
Lydia Springham of Macintosh Drive was killed in the accident. Her father, David William Springham, 35, was injured.
The driver of the Jeep Wrangler which struck the Springhams is a 17-year-old male from Rising Sun. His passenger was a 15-year-old girl. Police did not identify the driver and passenger because they are minors.
ORIGINAL STORY (AUGUST 22)
A two-year-old child died after a motor vehicle collision in Colora last night.
At approximately 7:05 p.m., Cecil County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, assisted by the Rising Sun Police Department, responded to the 100 block of Macintosh Drive, Colora, in reference to a motor vehicle accident.
by Lisa Tome
Heavy fog was the contributing factor in four motor vehicle accidents in a two hour time span on Friday morning, February 21 in Rising Sun.
The crashes, all in and around the Harrisville traffic circle, sent three people to the hospital and netted an impaired driver for police. Another driver was cited for driving with a suspended and revoked license.
A Rising Sun man was flown from the scene of a Port Deposit crash, which occurred about 2:15 p.m. today, Thursday, January 9.
Michael P. Jepsen, 50, was airlifted to Shock Trauma following the collision at Firetower Road, Port Deposit
TFC Ricky Woollens reported that Jepsen was driving a Chevrolet Cruze which was northbound on Jacob Tome Highway. His vehicle was struck by a Pontiac G5 which was driven by Ryan Charles Gividen, 23, of Marley Road, Elkton. Gividen was turning left onto Tome Highway from Camp Meeting Ground Road.
The Pontiac then pushed the Chevy into a school bus, number T2, which was driven by Elizabeth Ann Buda, of Port Deposit. The bus is operated by Marshall Bus Company. No students were on board the bus at the time of the crash.
Gividen was cited for failure to yield right-of-way when making a left turn.
Traffic in the area was diverted around the crash scene.
by Lisa Tome
Billy Church, Jr. has no memory of the events of July 8 except that he ate dinner with his parents at their Rising Sun area home earlier in the evening.
He doesn't remember his ride in a Maryland State Police helicopter, being treated at Shock Trauma, or being transported to Kernan Rehabilitation Center.
Charges are pending against a Delaware man following a two vehicle crash on August 27 shortly before noon on Conowingo Road south of Connelly Road, Rising Sun.
TFC John Feaster reported that both drivers were flown to Shock Trauma following the accident. Frankie Dean Knapp, 41, of Bear, Del., was driving a 1993 Ford Explorer. Knapp turned left into Banks' Auto and into the path of an SUV. Shannon Michelle Moore, 22, of Oakwood Road, Conowingo was driving a 1999 GMC Jimmy northbound on Conowingo Road when her vehicle was hit by the Explorer. Volunteers from the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun and county medics worked at the scene.
Bird on a wire
Maryland State Police aviation responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Thursday, July 18 shortly after 5 p.m. The medi-vac attempted to land in an open field in the 100 block of Connelly Road, Rising Sun but due to power lines re-routed to a nearby pasture.
Connelly will rebuild after crash
by Lisa Tome
Back in the 1950s, Rising Sun's Pearl Street post office was also a civil defense shelter.
That building, currently serving as a discount store for Sun Pharmacy, took a hit last week.
In the wake of that crash, owner Tom Connelly is hoping to rebuild, and possibly come back with a new use for the building.
Car hits building in Rising Sun
A Rising Sun man was flown to Shock Trauma after the SUV he was driving struck a downtown building. Billy Ray Church,41, of Leedle Circle, Rising Sun, was flown from the landing zone at Community Fire Company of Rising Sun, Biggs Highway, shortly after 9 p.m. on Monday, July 8.
Community Fire Company of Rising Sun Chief Matt Blakeley set the scene. He said that fire company members were wrapping up company training when they were alerted for the call. Two fire company members and Rising Sun police officer Adam Dominick extinguished a fire in the SUV. The focus then shifted to extricating Church from the vehicle. "It was the magnitude of things at once - the car was on fire, there was entrapment, and we were concerned for civilians because it was in the center of town," said Blakeley.
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