GAMBRILLS, Md. - A mother, her daughter and the daughter of her boyfriend were identified as the three people killed in Tuesday’s fatal seven-vehicle accident along Route 3 in Gambrills.
Anne Arundel County police said Bethany Dawn Dempsey, 37; her daughter Lauren White, 14 and Abigail Randi Cullen, 7 all of Warsaw, Va . died following the accident, which occurred right before 5 p.m. at Route 3 South near the Route 32 overpass.
The crash caused Route 3 to be closed for several hours. Additionally, six people were taken to area hospitals. Two of the six injured subjects were taken to area trauma centers with what were described as possible life-threatening injuries.
Police said their initial investigation found that the driver of a flat-bed truck, Jason Nathaniel Pagaypya, 36, of Waldorf, failed to slow down at the intersection and struck the Toyota Camry – in which the three fatal victims were traveling in, from the rear. The initial collision caused a chain reaction with the other vehicles.
Also injured in the Camry were Michael Thomas Cullen II, 37, and his 15-year-old son, both from Warsaw, Va. They were both listed in critical but stable condition at Shock Trauma. All the occupants of the car were wearing seatbelts. Three other people in other vehicles were treated for minor injuries.
Investigators are consulting with the State’s Attorney’s Office and the investigation is ongoing.
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