A 17-year-old Huntingtown girl who was killed in a car accident on Route 4 in Calvert County last weekend has been identified as Sheena T. Creek, authorities said this week.
During a 30-hour stretch on Friday and Saturday, Creek was the third Southern Maryland teenager and one of five people to die on local roads. Just a few hours after she was killed, at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Denny F. Jones, 46, died when he was thrown from his motorcycle on Route 4, the Calvert County sheriff's office.
The deaths in Calvert came just a day after a car wreck in St. Mary's County that left three people dead, including two teenage siblings. Funeral services were held Tuesday for Nicole A. McGinnis, 16, and David C. McGinnis, 14, who died when the station wagon in which they were riding pulled onto Route 235 in front of a dump truck heading south in Mechanicsville, police said.
A 14-year-old girl and her 16-year-old sister, who was driving the station wagon, remain hospitalized recovering from injuries. John A. Baker, 32, the front seat passenger, also died in the accident. Police are still investigating the crash.
Creek died in a similar accident, said Calvert sheriff's Lt. Sheila Welling. The teenager was driving a 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier and was trying to make a left turn onto Route 4 from Harvey Road near her home in Huntingtown, Welling said.
Creek drove straight into the path of a northbound 2002 Dodge 1500 pickup driven by Roy A. Judy, 48, of Huntingtown, Welling said. The truck broadsided the car on the driver's side, and Creek was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Judy was taken to Calvert Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
The sheriff's office was investigating the circumstances of the accident that killed Jones. Authorities said Jones was on Route 4 in Sunderland, riding closely behind an Audi when the car's driver tapped on his brakes and Jones's motorcycle hit the back of the car.
Four people have now been killed on Route 4 this year, including Paul B. Grisso, 79, who died March 1 at Washington Hospital Center from injuries he sustained in a Feb. 26 accident on icy roads. Grisso's wife, Anna, 72, also died in that accident.
-- Michael Amon