Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg

July 14, 2017

On July 14, 2017 at approximately 11:15 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a personal injury motor vehicle collision on Rock Point Road west of Kings Farm Place, in Newburg.

The preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers indicates that a 2007 Chrysler 300M orerated by Betty Jo Saunders, 72 Newburg, was traveling westbound on Rock Point Road when, for an unknown reason, she crossed over the double yellow centerline and struck a 2014 Ford F-150 head-on as it was traveling eastbound on Rock Point Road. The truck was operated by Joseph Harvey Edelen, 67, Newburg

As a result of the collision, both drivers were trapped in their vehicles.

Betty Jo Saunders, was pronounced dead on the scene, and Joseph Harvey Edelen, was extricated by fire department personnel.

Edelen was treated on the scene by paramedics and transported to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 12:30

Both Saunders and Edelen will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy.

7 Responses to Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg

  1. Michele on July 14, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Prayers for everyone and their families. So sad! May they Rest In Peace.

  2. Paul and Susan Koch on July 15, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Prayers and condolences to both families. They will be missed. Very sad day for the community.

  3. Anonymous on July 15, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    My prayers are with the family of all involved may god look over the familys help them make it through this hard time R.I.P. to a friend for a long time

  4. Pat Green on July 15, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Praying for the family god will look over ur family and help u along the way

  5. Pat Green on July 15, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Praying for the family god will look over ur family and help u along the way

  6. Anonymous on July 16, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    God bless them, i just hope that toxicology report is done on the one who caused the accident with known history

    • Anonymous on July 24, 2017 at 9:13 am

      I am sure a toxicology report will be done..but with all parties being deceased..what will that really do!?