NORTH EAST — An Elkton woman and a man from Magnolia, Del. died in separate weekend incidents in the same stretch of Maryland Route 272 over the weekend according to Maryland State Police.
Officers from the North East barrack told the Whig that Nicole Marie Robinson, 39, from Elkton and David C. Hubley, 60, from Magnolia were pronounced dead at the scene four hours apart. According to officers they no sooner got the first incident cleared when the second occurred.
Investigators said Robinson was wearing dark clothing when she attempted to cross North East Road north of Lums Road just before 10 p.m. Saturday. An Elkton woman in a 2014 Chevy Malibu, Guadalupe Paniagua, 24, of Elkton, did not see her and struck the pedestrian. The investigation kept that portion of road closed for more than 2 hours.
Just after 2 a.m. came reports that a 2019 Jeep Cherokee had collided head on with a 2005 Ford F-250 pick. up truck in the same location.
Investigators with the North East barrack do not know how or why the Jeep, driven by Hubley, was traveling southbound in the northbound lane. It was in the area where traffic merges with Interstate 95 and lanes of traffic converge.
The driver of the pick up, Luke Mahan, 21, from Elkton, was not injured. Passengers in both vehicles went to Christiana Hospital for evaluation and treatment.
That investigation closed the road again, this time for 3 hours, according to police. Impaired driving has not been ruled out, police said Monday.
The Cecil County State’s Attorney’s Office is studying the first incident to determine if charges will be filed.
Anyone who may have additional information should contact the North East barrack at 410-996-7800.