DENTON, Md. - Maryland State Police say a crash on Wednesday hospitalized four people, including one in shock trauma.
Police say they responded to the area of Route 404 and Andersontown Road in Denton on Thursday around 8:00 AM. According to a preliminary investigation, Willard Wical, 70, was driving in an active work zone, Westbound on Rt. 404. Police say 49 year-old Bud Steele was driving behind Wical when he reportedly slowed to a stop. Police say Steele failed to reduce his speed, causing a collision.
Wical's car was reportedly towed from the scene because police say it suffered disabling damage to the rear of the car. There were three other passengers in the car with Wical, all of which were over 60 years old. Erenstnina Wical, 64, Anthony Munoz, 70, and Romona Shreves, 60, were all transported to Naticoke Memorial. Willard Wical, the driver, was transported by police to Shock trauma.
Steele has been charged with failure to reduce speed avoid collision.
Officials would like to remind drivers to reduce their speed and pay full attention while traveling through active work zones.