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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

ONE KILLED AND SEVERAL INJURED IN CAROLINE CO. CRASH

Maryland State Police Press Release
12/30/2014 

(PRESTON, MD) – One person was killed and several injured in a two vehicle crash this morning in Caroline County.

The person fatally injured is identified as Michaela D. Coulbourn, 50, of Preston, Md. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Ms. Coulbourn was the driver and only occupant of a 2005 Cadillac passenger car.

The driver of the 2013 Ford bus is identified as Rome E. Brittingham Jr., 68, of Denton, Md. Mr. Brittingham was driving a state-owned bus that was providing county transportation for individuals to an adult care facility.

Shortly after 8:30 a.m. today, troopers from the Easton Barracks were dispatched to the crash that occurred on Bethlehem Rd. (Rt. 528), one-tenth of a mile east of Newton Rd., in Preston, Md. Arriving troopers found the Cadillac and Ford bus had collided and the bus had overturned onto its side. EMS and fire personnel responded to the scene and transported the bus driver, his assistant, and the five people being driven to the care facility to Easton Memorial Hospital.

The preliminary investigation indicates the two vehicles were traveling in opposite directions as they approached each other on Bethlehem Rd. For reasons unclear at this time, the Cadillac apparently drifted across the centerline and into the path of the oncoming Ford bus. The bus driver tried to avoid the collision, but the Cadillac struck the bus on the driver’s side near the rear axle, causing the bus to overturn.

The investigation is continuing.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Like the last fatal bus accident in fruitland. Never the states fault.

Anonymous said...

Uhh..."For reasons unclear at this time, the Cadillac apparently drifted across the centerline and into the path of the oncoming Ford bus. The bus driver tried to avoid the collision, but the Cadillac struck the bus on the driver’s side near the rear axle, causing the bus to overturnFor reasons unclear at this time, the Cadillac apparently drifted across the centerline and into the path of the oncoming Ford bus. The bus driver tried to avoid the collision, but the Cadillac struck the bus on the driver’s side near the rear axle, causing the bus to overturn. " ....

I'm pretty confident from this statement contained in the article the cause was failure to remain right of center!

Anonymous said...

Probably on her cell phone

Nicole Spedden said...

This was my aunt. She fell asleep at the wheel 1/4 mile away from her home. She was coming home from the airport after visiting with my cousin who is in college for the holidays

Anonymous said...

No cell phone was I bolted

Anonymous said...

Nicole Spedden said...
This was my aunt. She fell asleep at the wheel 1/4 mile away from her home. She was coming home from the airport after visiting with my cousin who is in college for the holidays

December 30, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Nicole I am sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. Prayers for her and her family.