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Police Press Release - May 10, 2019

Southern District
Fatal Crash                                                                            West River
On May 10, 2019 at approximately 7:52 a.m., officers responded to Muddy Creek Road near Swamp Circle Road in West River for a crash involving two vehicles.
A Honda Fit was traveling northbound on Muddy Creek Road north of Swamp Circle Road when it lost control and crossed the double yellow center line. The Honda struck a southbound Toyota Highlander head on.
The driver of the Honda, was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to University of Maryland, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where she died as a result of her injuries. The driver and juvenile occupant of the Toyota were transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis with minor injuries.
The primary cause of the crash was the Honda failing to remain right of center. The Traffic Safety Section is handing the crash investigation and the case will be reviewed by the States Attorney.
Vehicle #1:    2019 Honda Fit
Katherine Sofia Chicas Arias
22 YOA
Fatal injuries
1100 block of Gwynne Ave
Churchton, MD 20733
Vehicle #2:    2017 Toyota Highlander
Kelley Ann Kaczka Brantner
43 YOA
Minor injuries
5300 block of Birch Court
West River, MD 20778
Minor Injuries
5300 block of Birch Court
West River, MD 20778
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