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Two killed in Cecil County accident

October 16th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Maryland State Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash in which two people died and four others were injured Tuesday morning in Cecil County.

 

At approximately 5:30 a.m., a white Mitsubishi Galant, which was being driven by Kimberly Morgan, 28, of Chester, Pa., was traveling south on MD 213 just south of the Chesapeake City Bridge when it crossed the double yellow line into the northbound travel lane. According to a preliminary investigation, the Galant crashed into a Mazda pick-up truck, which was towing a small boat on a trailer. The driver of the pick-up truck, Richard Gestewitz, 53, of Charlestown, Md., and his passenger, Charles Sutton, 70, of North East, Md. were declared deceased at the scene by Cecil County Department of Emergency Services.

 

A third vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, driven by Kenneth Haines, 60, of Elkton, Md., was traveling north behind the Mazda when it struck that truck’s boat trailer after the first crash. Haines was transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital in Delaware for treatment of his injuries.

 

The boat ricocheted into the southbound lanes when a Chevrolet Cobalt that was traveling south on MD 213 struck it. The driver of the Cobalt, Watson Tinch, 55, of Galena, Md., was transported by ambulance to Union Hospital in Elkton, Md. for treatment of his injuries.

 

Morgan was flown by a Maryland State Police medevac helicopter to Shock Trauma in Baltimore with life-threatening injuries. Her passenger, Caitlyn Little, 21, of Colora, Md., was transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital for treatment of her injuries. According to a preliminary investigation, drugs or alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the crash. Charges are pending.

 

The road remained closed for several hours after the crash. The incident remains under investigation.     

 

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