UPDATE: Police Identify Victims from Monday’s Davidsonville Crash
Update 4/10 @11 :30 a.m.: The Anne Arundel County Police Department has issued a media release about Monday’s car crash in Davidsonville that killed two people. The victims have been identified as Stephanie Noell Banchero, 26, of Gambrills and Mary Elizabeth Corkill, 70, of Davidsonville.
The report, issued by spokesman Justin Mulcahy, said that officers arrived at the scene on Davidsonville Road near Rossback Road to see heavy front end damage to both cars. The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene and Anne Arundel County Police Traffic Safety Section took charge of the investigation.
The initial report from Traffic Safety revealed that the 2002 Honda Accord driven by Banchero was traveling north on Davidsonville Road (MD-424) when it drifted off the right side of the roadway. The driver over-corrected, causing the Honda to cross the double yellow line and into oncoming southbound traffic where it collided head-on with the 2000 Cadillac SLS driven by Corkill.
The police report says that driver error appears to be a contributing factor. There is no evidence that drugs or alcohol were factors. The investigation is ongoing.
In a separate incident in Gambrills, a driver apparently crashed into a wall in an underground parking garag around 4:50 p.m. on Monday. After the crash, two elderly victims, a man and woman, were sent to Maryland Shock Trauma. The female victim later died from her injuries.
This accident happened in the 2600 block of Chapel Lake Drive in Gambrills. There are apartments, doctor’s offices and retail shops including Home Goods, David Alexander and Pier One at this location.
The driver of the car was the man, whom police are not identifying at this time. The report said that he drove down a driveway in a Hyundai Accent and hit the wall at the base of the driveway. County police from the Traffic Safety Section are investigating the crash but, according to the report, have not determined the exact cause of the accident.
The police report said that the passenger, the female, died in the hospital at approximately 10:30 p.m. At that time, the driver was listed in critical, but stable condition. Both were from Gambrills. Police are withholding their names while the investigation continues.
(Earlier Post): Glen Miller took this photo of last night’s horrific head-on car crash on Davidsonville Road around 6 p.m. Police have not yet issued a press release with the names of the victims, but we do know that there were two female victims, one was in her early 20s, and the other was in her 60s.
The accident was in the two-lane portion of Davidsonville Road (Route 424), just north of the Route 50 interchange. The road was closed until late in the evening while police investigated the accident.