UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Lexington Park

September 11, 2017

UPDATE 9/11/2017 @ 11:00 a.m.: On Friday, September 8, 2017, at approximately 3:10 p..m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to MD Route 235 at Poplar Ridge Road, Lexington Park, for a report of a head on collision.

On scene investigation revealed a white GMC Terrain, operated by Sierra Yobani Hernandez,, 28, of Danville, VA, was traveling southbound on MD Route 235, north of Poplar Ridge Road when for an unknown reason the Terrain traveled head on into on-coming traffic. A second vehicle, a green Ford Ranger operated by Rhiannon Marie Griffin, 27, of California, MD, was traveling northbound on MD Route 235, south of Poplar Ridge Road. Based on statements made by witnesses, Griffin attempted to take evasive action to avoid being struck by the Terrain. Griffin attempted to pull to the shoulder of the road, but the Terrain continued onto the shoulder, striking the Ranger head on.

Griffin was pronounced deceased on scene and Hernandez was flown to Prince George’s Shock Trauma. At the time Hernandez was flown he was listed in stable condition.

The accident is under investigation, anyone with information is urged to contact Trooper J. Mulhearn at 301-475-8955.

9/8/2017: On Friday, September 8, 2017, at approximately 3:10 p..m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to a motor vehicle collision on Three Notch Road, the area of Poplar Ridge Road, in Lexington Park.

Crews arrived on scene to discover a head on crash involving two vehicles. One vehicle rolled over multiple times and came to rest in a field, off the roadway, the driver of that vehicle was ejected, and emergency personnel pronounced them deceased at the scene.

The driver of the second vehicle was extricated by firefighters and flown to an area trauma center by a Maryland State Police helicopter.

No details of the identity of the drivers are being released a this time

Troopers from the Maryland State Police are investigating.

The crash remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack at 301-475-8955.

Details will be provided as they become available.






36 Responses to UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Lexington Park

  1. poney boy on September 8, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    I WELL PRAY FOR THIS 22 YEAR OLD GIRL, AND FAMILY,WHO I KNOW WHO ARE HURTING,AND DONT UNDERSTAND,WHY THIS HAPPENED.I FEEL SO BAD FOR YOU LEFT BEHIND,MAY GOD BE WITH YOU,AND COMFORT YOU!!!!!!!,SHE WAS SO YOUNG,AND HAD HER HOLE LIFE A HEAD OF HER.IT IS SO HARD TO LOSE A CHILD,BE FOR OUR TIME,ITS NOT MEANT TO BE THIS WAY,TO THE FAMILY, I FELL YOUR PAIN,O HOW I DO,I AM SO,SO SORRY,FOR YOUR LOSE,I PRAY THAT GOD WELL WALK YOU THROUGH THIS,AND WELL GIVE YOU PEACE,TIME HEALS EVERYTHING,ITS A HARD LONG ROAD TO GO DOWN,GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY SHE REST IN PEACE.

    • Anonymous on September 9, 2017 at 11:21 pm

      Grammar much??

    • Anonymous on September 10, 2017 at 7:32 am

      Turn off Caps lock you moron

      • vanessa on September 11, 2017 at 12:41 pm

        why be so rude

    • Anonymous on September 10, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      You really need to check your spelling…dang…

    • ??? on September 11, 2017 at 11:31 am

      Who was the 22 year old girl???

    • Thesaurus on September 11, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Must have the wrong story. No 22 year old listed in this one.

  2. Anonymous on September 9, 2017 at 9:20 am

    So sad. Please put your full attention to driving.

  3. Candy on September 9, 2017 at 10:19 am

    What was the make and model of the vehicle that rolled over?

    • Anonymous on September 11, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      apparently it wasn’t the GMC

    • cheywolf on September 11, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      Ford Ranger, according to the article.

  4. Anonymous on September 10, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Now why is the make and model of the vehicle so important? Just pray for the deceased and their families genius.

    • care on September 11, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      maybe she thought it was some one she new jerk and both family’s need prayer cause don no one no what caused the other driver to go in to on coming traffic he could of had some kind of health problem or something.

    • cheywolf on September 11, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      Now was is your question so demeaning? Simple question, maybe they didn’t see it in the article, maybe they cannot believe that was a ford ranger and by the looks of it, it doesn’t. Maybe they were questioning did they name the correct vehicle, yet the only thing you can do is call someone out??? Where are your condolences to the family? Where are your prayers? Since you are asking Since you are telling Candy to “pray” yet you are not being very Christian like by being demeaning. Maybe if you just gave a simple answer to a very simple question, you would not have been call out on your cyber bullying. I hope that made you feel better to demean someone else, especially being a “Christian” and all….

    • yo mamma on September 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Now why is need to comment on that comment so important? Genius.

  5. Anonymous on September 11, 2017 at 11:13 am

    So the at fault driver survived and the innocent driver did not.

  6. Anonymous on September 11, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Read the article. The woman that died was 27, not 22, and it was a Ford Ranger that is mangled and rolled over. Questions answered.

  7. FlowerPower on September 11, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    The Baynet has her age wrong.

  8. Anonymous on September 11, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Someone died. Quit your keyboard warrior tough guy act and show some respect. Take your bickering elsewhere.

  9. TellItLikeItIs on September 11, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    “For Unknown Reasons…”

    Is that what we are calling cell phone use while driving??

  10. NavySailor on September 11, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    RIP ET2 (SW) Griffin. USN Sailor. USS JOHN PAUL JONES 2011-2015!

    • Anon on September 12, 2017 at 8:28 am

      Fair winds and following seas shipmate <3

    • Anonymous on September 12, 2017 at 9:46 am

      Thank you for acknowledging my sister!!!! She was proud to serve and even though this is a terrible time for us I’m glad she is being remembered for who she was!!!!

      • Somebody on September 13, 2017 at 6:46 am

        Thoughts and prayers to all of you!

  11. Daniel Crayton on September 12, 2017 at 1:37 am

    If anyone comes across her parents address or the funeral location, the crew of USS John Paul Jones who served with her would like to send our condolences.

    • Anonymous on September 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Stephens Funeral Home, Monday 4:00 p.m. in Sumter S.C. Her family would greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness.

      • Rhi'sMama on September 13, 2017 at 9:44 pm

        Manning, SC. We would love to hear from her Navy family.

  12. Anonymous on September 12, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Why is it never the jerk who wasn’t paying attention that dies? Why is it also, more times then not, when I see someone driving erratically, using the turn lane to get in front of people, or weaving in and out of traffic they have Virginia tags. Sorry someone had to lose their life because of someone else’s negligence. They should give distracted drivers the same penalties as drunk drivers. Doesn’t matter if it is a cell phone or a bunch of beers the outcome is the same.

  13. Care on September 12, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    How do u know he was on a cell phone

    • Anonymous on September 14, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Unless it was a medical emergency or a child running into the street there is no excuse for this accident.

  14. Care on September 12, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    I havent seen it in the news

  15. Somebody on September 13, 2017 at 6:44 am

    RIP ET2 (SW) Griffin. USN Sailor. USS JOHN PAUL JONES 2011-2015!
    FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS SHIPMATE!
    Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends!

  16. Anonymous on September 14, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    There is always two sides to every story. No one really knows what happened. Multiple people said it was her fault but the media only portrays what side will get the best reaction. If they’ll get the people’s names wrong; they’ll do anything. Both families need prayer and who are you to point the finger? You all should be thankful that it’s not you! Your life can change in seconds so cherish the ones you love and be thankful for what you do have!

    • Care on September 17, 2017 at 11:33 am

      I agree with you

      • Anonymous on September 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm

        Considering her and I always complained how people on that road don’t pay attention and we avoided multiple accidents on our way to and from work. It is a two lane road and damn near everyday there is an accident. So I firmly believe when the investigation is complete the survivor will be proven at fault.

        Respectfully
        -From the person who knew Griffin and Drives the road regularly.

  17. Anonymous on September 20, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I will miss her as my co-worker and fellow sailor. What people do not know there are accidents on that road all the time and it sounds like she died all that she could while the other driver was careless. I regret this happened to her and I hope people in that area start to pay attention to the road for I will have to drive down that road again soon.