Update on Fatal West River Crash

West River, Maryland (ANN) – On May 10, 2019 just before 8:00 a.m. the Anne Arundel County Police responded to the area of Muddy Creek Road near Swamp Circle in West River for a crash involving two vehicles.

A Honda Fit was traveling northbound on Muddy Creek Road just north of Swamp Circle when it lost control and crossed the double yellow line. The Honda Fit struck a Toyota Highlander that was traveling southbound, head on.

The driver of the Honda was flown to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center by a Maryland State Police medevac where she later succumbed to her injuries. The driver and juvenile occupant of the Toyota were transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries.

The primary cause of the crash was the Honda failing to remain right of the center. The Traffic Safety Section of the Anne Arundel County Police is handling the crash investigation and the case will be reviewed by the States Attorney.

The driver of the Honda has been identified as Katherine Arias, 22-years-old of Churcton, Maryland.The driver of the Toyota has been identified as Kelley Brantner, 43-years-old of West River, Maryland the her passenger was a 8-year-old child.


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