Maryland State Police Beat: Three dead on Rt. 234; ‘Hot Rod Hanna’ Theresa Robinson blew stop sign and her Lincoln was smashed by a dump truck
UPDATE: STATE POLICE IDENTIFY THE THREE KILLED
(NEWBURG, MD) – Maryland State Police have identified two of the three victims whose lives were
claimed in a triple fatal crash yesterday in Charles County.
Two of the three deceased that lost their lives due to an amazing act of reckless operation are identified as Theresa Antoinette Robinson, 44, of 3560 Neale Court, Waldorf, Md., the driver of the Lincoln MKX, and Arnold Griffin, 45, the right front seat passenger. The third person to die in the Lincoln was identified on May 16, 2018, as Kayle Marie Bodensteiner, of 1105 Perrysville Ave., in Danville, Illinois. Bodensteiner pleaded guilty in Baltimore County District Court on March 27, 2017, to driving off the roadway while passing a vehicle and operating her vehicle at 75 mph in a 40-mph speed zone. She was given Probation Before Judgement by the Baltimore County States Attorney in the plea deal.
All three victims were pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency medical personnel.
Two other victims were seated in the back seat of the Lincoln MKX. They are identified as Taraca
Graham, 27 and Dajauana Jenkins, 25, both of Washington, D.C. Graham and Jenkins were
transported from the scene by helicopter to MedStar Hospital where they are being treated for their
injuries sustained in the crash.
The driver of the Ford dump truck involved in the crash is identified as William Demarr, 64, of
Charlotte Hall. The passenger is identified as Melinda Baden, 64, also of Charlotte Hall. Both Demarr
and Baden were transported to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La
HOT ROD HANNA WAS DOING 82 MPH
ON RT. 210 DURING RUSH HOUR
Robinson was cited by Prince Georges Police Officer Knight on Nov. 7, 2017, for zooming along Indian Head Highway at 82 mph in her hot rod Lincoln during morning rush hour, an area of Rt. 210 that is posted at 55 mph.
In a plea deal with PG County States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, Robinson entered a guilty plea and was given Probation Before Judgement instead of paying a fine of hundreds of dollars. THE DEAL: Robinson was fined $50.
NEWBURG, MD. – Maryland State Police report that they are on the scene of a fatal crash in Charles County that has claimed the life of three people.
Three people were pronounced deceased at the scene. They have not yet been identified and are pending next of kin notification.
Two people were transported to the hospital by Maryland State Police Medevac and US Park Police Aviation. They have not yet been identified and are pending next of kin notifications. All five individuals were traveling in a Lincoln SUV at the time of the incident.
The driver and passenger of the Ford dump truck involved in the crash have not yet been identified. He and his passenger were transported to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata.
The preliminary investigation indicates the dump truck was traveling eastbound on MD Route 234 approaching the intersection of Penns Hill Road shortly before 3:00 p.m. on May 15, 2018. The SUV was traveling southbound on Penns Hill Road. Witnesses of the crash told police the SUV failed to stop at the posted stop sign when the crash occurred.
Troopers from the La Plata Barrack are on the scene along with investigators from the Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division and investigators from the Maryland State Police CRASH Team. Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office also responded to assist.
From Newburg Rescue Squad and Volunteer Fire Department:
E-143, A-149, and PA-148 operated on the scene Of Budds Creek road in the area of Allen’s Fresh Road, along with many other area departments, of a motor vehicle accident involving a dump truck versus a car. This collision resulted in a triple fatality, two were taken by ground to a local facility, and two were airlifted by MSP Aviation to area trauma centers. Expect Budds Creek Road to be closed for an extended time between Crain Hwy and Wicomico Ridge Road. Prayers to all involved! Thanks to the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services, Inc. for filling our quarters with an engine!