From Maryland State Police, Bel Air Barrack:
(ABERDEEN, MD) – On Sunday, May 20, 2012 at approximately 4:45 p.m. troopers responded to U.S. Route 40 (Pulaski Highway) and Robinhood Road, Aberdeen, Maryland, for a serious motor vehicle crash.
Preliminarily investigation revealed that a 2000 Ford Explorer (operated by Shawn Marcel Christy, 28 yoa, 700 block of Otsego Street, Havre De Grace, Maryland) was traveling eastbound on Route 40. Upon approaching Robinhood Road the operator lost control of the Ford Explorer, crossed the median of Route 40, and then struck a 2004 Ford Expedition (operated by Margaret Ann Hockenberry, 54 yoa, 500 block of Congress Avenue, Havre De Grace, Maryland).
The Ford Expedition was previously traveling westbound on Route 40. After colliding with the Ford Expedition, the Ford Explorer rolled and the operator Christy was ejected.
Christy was transported to Harford Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Christy’s five (5) year old son (Shawn Marcel Christy Jr.) was a rear passenger in the Ford Explorer at the time of the collision. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and is currently in stable condition. Christy Jr. was properly secured by a child safety seat when the crash occurred.
The operator of the Ford Expedition (Margaret Hockenberry); her right front passenger (Scott Santford Hockenberry 3rd, 57 yoa, same address); the rear seat passenger (Rhys Nolan Hockenberry, 14 yoa, same address), all sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Scott Hockenberry was treated at Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. Rhys Hockenberry was transported to Upper Chesapeake Hospital.
Troopers are continuing to investigate the crash. Route 40 remained closed for several hours while the scene was investigated.