The young girl who was critically injured in a crash on Interstate 95 during the early morning hours of Jan. 28 died the following day, Maryland State Police said Tuesday.
The death of Marissa Weatherby, 7, was reported to the state police by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Tuesday, according to Lt. Dan Fairburn, commander of the JFK Highway Barrack.
Investigators determined that the crash occured at approximately 4:45 a.m. when Weatherby merged onto northbound Interstate 95 from the Abingdon exit. Fairburn said Weatherby was driving too fast for the icy conditions, and slid into the travel lanes of the highway, striking a 2012 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Bryant Williams, 44, of Petersburg, Virginia.
The collision caused Weatherby’s vehicle to spin and strike a guardrail before coming to rest in the center lane, where it was hit by a 2003 Cadillac DTS driven by John P. Dobson, 25, of West Grove, Pa.
Weatherby’s mother, Denia, 36, and sister Jessica, 13, were listed in critical but stable condition following the crash; updates on their conditions were not available Tuesday.
Dobson sustained non-life threatening injuries in the crash, and was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Williams was not injured.