DATE & TIME: 8/29/2009 @ 12:12 hours CASE NUMBER: 09-58-010206
LOCATION: Intersection at E/B Shore Hwy (404) and Harmony Rd (Rt 16) Caroline Co.
OPERATOR 1: Justin I Frantz 28 YOA of Laurel Delaware
OPERATOR 2: Jenny Elaine Hinshaw 50 YOA of Rockville, MD
PASSENGER OF 2: Sean Everett Rhinehart 16 YOA of Rockville, MD
OPERATOR 3: Patrick Brendan Cusick 46 YOA of Catonsville, MD
VEHICLE 1: 2003 Dark Green Chevrolet Cavalier
VEHICLE 2: 2002 Gold Toyota SUV
VEHICLE 3: 2003 Maroon Chevrolet 18 Passenger Van
On 8/29/09 at approximately 1212hrs Maryland State Police were dispatched to the intersection of E/B Shore Hwy (404) at Harmony Rd (Rt. 16) for a motor vehicle crash involving three vehicles. Investigation revealed that Justin Frantz, operating the Chevrolet Cavalier was traveling east on 404 failing to give full attention to the red-light he was approaching at the intersection of Harmony Rd. Frantz struck the gold Toyota SUV on the right rear passenger side causing it to slide sideways into the rear part of the Chevrolet Passenger Van. All operator’s of the vehicles refused medical treatment. The Chevrolet Cavalier and Toyota SUV both were non functional and were towed by Knott’s Towing. The Chevrolet Van was able to drive away with minor damage. All events occurred in Caroline County.
CHARGES: Failure to reduce speed to avoid collision.
INVESTIGATING TROOPER: Tpr Tippett
BARRACK COMMANDER – LT. Elliott