FALLSTON, Md. (WJZ)— The woman killed after a three-vehicle crash on Route 23 involving an oil tanker and a horse trailer has been identified.
It happened Thursday just after 3:30 p.m. on East West Highway (MD-23) at Grafton Shop Road when police say a 1998 Chevy S-10 pulled into the path of a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban—which was towing a 1993 Wilr horse trailer containing two horses.
Preliminary investigation reveals the Suburban collided into the front right corner of the S-10, spun out of control and into oncoming traffic before being struck by a 2000 Peterbuilt oil tanker.
The operator of the Chevy S-10, Bradley Garrett Baker, says he did not see the Suburban because of sun glare.
As result of the collision, the front passenger of the Suburban– Deborah Ann Wimbrough– was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver– Mary Helene Niles– was flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma by MSP Helicopter with non-life threatening injuries.
Baker refused treatment on the scene.
The driver and passenger of the Peterbuilt oil tanker– Charles Anthony Chew and Ralph Davis III respectively–were transported by ambulance to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center with minor injuries.
The two horses survived the collision without injuries.
East West Highway, between Highpoint Road and MD-24 was closed for approximately eight hours while troopers investigated the collision.
Any witnesses to this accident are asked to contact TFC Dowling at Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack at 410-879-2101.