VEHICLE #1: 2004 Jeep Cherokee, DE.
DRIVER/OPERATOR: Anna Marie Swift, age 37, of Bridgeville, DE
INJURIES: Yes CHARGES: Pending
VEHICLE #2: 2013 International Tractor Trailer, MD.
DRIVER/OPERATOR: James Edward Guy, age 61, of Cordova, MD
INJURIES: NO CHARGES: NONE
On 12/28/2016 at approximately 0931 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack responded to the area of Federalsburg Highway and Chipmans Lane, Caroline County, Maryland in reference to a motor vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer and a passenger car.
Upon arrival, Troopers observed the vehicles involved in the accident. Contact was made with all parties. It was learned from witness statements that a maroon colored Jeep Cherokee, operated by Anna Swift, age 37, of Bridgeville, DE was traveling eastbound on Chipmans Lane towards Federalsburg Highway. For unknown reasons, Swift’s Jeep did not stop at the posted stop sign, entered onto Federalsburg Highway, and was subsequently struck on the passenger side by an International tractor trailer in the northbound lane of the highway.
The tractor trailer was being operated by James Guy, age 61, of Cordova, MD. After the initial collision, both vehicles left the roadway and came to rest in a small field. Guy did not appear to be injured; however, Swift was still trapped inside her vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters and EMS personnel. Swift was flown to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by Trooper 6 in order for her to be treated for injuries. Swift’s condition is currently unknown. The investigation into this accident is ongoing. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor. Charges are currently pending.
Maryland State Police received assistance from the Caroline County Sheriff’s Department, Maryland State Police CRASH Team, Maryland SHA, and Caroline County fire/EMS personnel. Federalsburg Highway was closed for approximately one hour before Maryland SHA was able to open the southbound shoulder for traffic flow. All vehicles were removed a short time later.