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UPDATED: Victims of Fatal Head-On Collision in Deale Identified

Two people were killed and one was flown to Shock Trauma with serious injuries.

Update (6:50 p.m.)—The victims of a fatal head-on collision in Deale on Saturday morning have been identified by the Anne Arundel County Police Department (AACPD).

Sara Cassidy, 32, the driver of one of the vehicles, was pronounced dead upon arrival by paramedics, according to a release from AACPD.

The driver of the other vehicle, Janice Hollabaugh, 43, was trapped and had to be extricated by Anne Arundel County Fire Department personnel. The front-seat passenger of Hollabaugh's vehicle, Frances Shyrock-Hesson, 61, was ejected during the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hollabaugh was transported by helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was in stable condition as of 6:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the press release.

The crash is still under investigation, but authorities said they believe Cassidy's vehicle drove off the right side of the road into grass. She then over-corrected and drove into the westbound lane, striking Hollabaugh's vehicle head-on, according to the release. It is unknown if excessive speed or alcohol were factors in the crash, the release stated.

The crash occurred sometime before 8 a.m. at the intersection of Maryland Route 258 and Rockhold Creek Road in Deale. When police arrived, they found a green Lexus and a black Honda had collided head-on.

One victim had been ejected from a vehicle, and the other two were pinned inside a vehicle, according to Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Glenn Shanahan.

Traffic on MD 258 was shut down in both directions while the investigation continues, Shanahan said.

Stay tuned for more updates on this breaking story.

Editor's Note: This article has been adjusted to show the incident occurred at Rockhold Creek Road in Deale, MD. 

tom September 12, 2012 at 09:31 PM
This may possibly be a bit off the subject, but whenever I hear of someone being ejected from a car, I have to wonder if that person was wearing a seatbelt. I don't know if that was the case in this incident, but it's just a reminder that seatbelts do save lives and it takes only seconds to use it. Quite recently a PG County police officer was ejected from his car in an accident involving a high speed chase and he also lost his life. I am of the opinion that wearing a seatbelt makes it very unlikely to be ejected in even a serious accident.
Tara larrimore September 13, 2012 at 12:33 AM
I am the GM at Chesapeake Health and Fitness club in Deale, Sara has worked here for the last year. She was a valued emPloyee and a beloved friend, we carpooled together to work our children played together. We at CHAF have started a fund for Ava and Skylar and have a benefit going on in Monday. If you got to our Facebook page you can find the details or give us a call at 410-867-7440. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families involved. God bless
Lisa Bremner September 13, 2012 at 05:56 PM
As I only knew Franny but name my daughter knew who she was because of her daycare provider.. And my daughter was very sadden when she hear Franny has passed away.. We send our prayers to Franny that she be at peace and to the other families that were involved...
raymond hesson September 15, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Hi There all...thanks to all for the well wishes...my name is Raymond Hesson, Jr. I am the son of Frances, who was ejected from the car...I would love to see Janice and offer her support as well as offer my condolensces for the other victim...Please feel free to look me up on Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/ray.hessonjr
david j de luca May 04, 2013 at 04:29 PM
12.00 pm may 5 2012 just found out about fran. we went back a long way in fact, 1967. my sorry for all the family for this dear loss. through good times and bad, her heart was always in the right place. i will miss her likewise. dave deluca florida 352 203 9600

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