ELKTON — Two people were killed early Tuesday afternoon when their car veered of an Elkton-area road and crashed into a tree, according to Maryland State Police.

MSP officials identified the victims as Newark, Del., residents Kaitlyn N. Lewis, 19, and Malik J. Chambers, 28, and reported that paramedics pronounced them dead at the crash scene. Lewis was the driver and Chambers was her front-seat passenger, police said.

The double-fatal crash occurred at about 12:15 p.m. when, based on the preliminary investigation, a 2004 Mazda 6 driven by Lewis in the northbound lane of Appleton Road, north of Belle Hill Road, inexplicably veered across the centerline and the southbound lane — before leaving the road, traveling a short distance across a yard and then striking a tree, police said.

Lewis and Chambers were trapped inside the car, and emergency workers attempted to extricate them, police added.

The vehicle, which, for more than an hour after the crash, remained behind a black privacy partition that Singerly Volunteer Fire Co. of Elkton firefighters had put up, appeared to have come to rest on its roof.

Emergency workers shut down a section of Appleton Road for more than two hours, allowing, in part, for an MSP accident reconstruction team to conduct an on-scene investigation.

With the investigation continuing, MSP officials are asking anyone who may have witnessed this double-fatal collision to call the agency’s North East Barrack at 410-996-7800 and to reference case #18MSP007449.

Including the two victims in Tuesday’s crash, four people have been killed in traffic accidents in Cecil County thus far in 2019, according to Cecil Whig archives.

(16) comments

GlenkerseyJr

This is Malik Chambers uncle can you please send me some more picture of this accident to my e-mail (Cornadious) tgkersey@live.com

Cornadious

The crash also occured close to 11:50am as the pictures I took were taken at 12:01pm.

Cornadious

I have additional pictures.

rgm52180

please send me more pictures at matkinsrg@gmail.com

fs6809

This was someones daughter and son. Its a disgrace that you are sharing these pictures. I sit here today with the father as he tries to grasp the loss of his daughter. Have some respect.

Mikejp4523

Hopefully you are respecting the privacy of my close friends daughter

GlenkerseyJr

Can you send me those picture I am Malik uncle thanks you so much in advance God bless!

Cornadious

I was at the crash just minutes after it happened(before the police or emts arrived) You may email me, for more information on this accident.

rgm52180

were they young and was a child involved

Threepercent

They were young...One was the daughter of a close friend.

tropicalbliss

were they thrown from the car?

Danielle lewis

Can you email or text me ?? I’m her cousin I just wanna figure out what happened it doesn’t make sense that they just veered off she’s not a bad driver

Boots

A close part of my family was involved with this 😢 if you can email me it would be much appreciated

Jmc

I am so sorry for the families involved. I loss my mother in a car accident also. It was determined in my mother's accident that a deer ran in front of her when she veered off the road. Prayers to both families.

fs6809

Hi i am good friends with the father of the young girl. He would like to speak with you. If there is anything you could say or info to give that would help ease the pain he would greatly appreciate it. Please email him at rcl73169@gmail.com

Breezy24

Im his cousin please email me @ jibripipkin@gmail.com

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