One Killed and One Injured in Rollover Crash

By Peter DePaolis

A single-vehicle accident killed a young woman and doctors say her 16-year-old passenger is in stable condition. In a report at, speed and driver error caused the fatal auto accident late last month on a road between Keymar and Woodsboro.

The victim’s 1998 Honda Civic was traveling on Good Intent Road at around 11 a.m., according to Maryland State Police. The Honda suddenly traveled down an embankment and collided with some trees. The impact ejected both the deceased and her passenger from the car. Emergency responders transported both to a nearby hospital, where the driver succumbed to her injuries.

Police say there were no witnesses to the accident and an investigation is ongoing. Investigators did determine that vehicle speed and driver error were factors in the car crash.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), 61 percent of all fatal car accidents in 2009 were single-vehicle crashes like the one here. Knowing what to do after a car accident can save lives in the end. Get in touch with our office today for a free consultation.

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About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.