Police: two killed in Berlin crash, investigation continuing
BERLIN, Md. – Maryland State Police are investigating a crash that killed two people in Worcester County last Wednesday, July 29th.
Just after 6:40 p.m. troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash at westbound Route 50 and Route 610 in Berlin. Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2011 Ford F-250 being driven by 44-year-old Anibal Juarez was traveling west on Route 50. At the intersection of Route 50 and Route 610, a 2016 Nissan Versa, being driven by 79-year-old Kathleen Chaney, was trying to cross the westbound lanes onto northbound Route 610.
It was determined through preliminary investigation that the Nissan failed to yield the right of way and crashed into the Ford F-250 at the intersection.
We’re told that Chaney and her passenger, 79-year-old Brenda Gotinsky of Shelby Township, MI, were killed as a result of the crash.
Juarez was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was later released, but police say potential charges are pending following completion of the investigation and consultation with the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The crash remains under investigation.