St. Mary's teen killed in car crash
A 16-year-old St. Mary's County girl was killed Monday afternoon when her car was struck from behind by another car and forced into oncoming traffic, where it was hit by a sport-utility vehicle and then a minivan, St. Mary's sheriff's officials said Tuesday.
The sheriff's office said Shelby Wood, of Leonardtown, was driving a 2003 Honda Civic south on Point Lookout Road near Leonardtown about 4 p.m. As she neared the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, her Civic was struck from the rear by a 1996 Lincoln Town Car driven by Justin Macrae, 28, also of Leonardtown, sheriff's officials said.
Wood's Civic then careened into northbound Point Lookout Road, where it was hit by a 2003 Honda Pilot driven by David Butler, 45, of Mechanicsville. The Civic then skidded sideways back into the southbound lane and was struck again by a 1997 Dodge Caravan, driven by Richard Schmidt, 49, of Hollywood, sheriff's officials said.
Wood was taken to St. Mary's Hospital where she died. Schmidt was also hospitalized. No one was charged in the accident, and investigators do not believe speed or alcohol were factors.
-- Tom Jackman
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