Fatal Accident on Route 301

Head-on collision kills one

Sunday, Oct 23, 2011  |  Updated 10:25 AM EDT
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Fatal Accident on Route 301

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Maryland State Police have identified the person who was killed in a two-car accident on Route 301 in Charles County early Sunday morning.

Investigators say that 40-year-old Eugene Kantner of Hazle Township, Pa. was driving his Isuzu Trooper south in the northbound lanes of Route 301 north of Fairgrounds Road in La Plata. Kantner's car collided head-on with a Toyota Corolla driven by Randy Datcher, 34, of Nanjemoy.

Investigators also say that Datcher tried to avoid a collision with Kantner's vehicle and sideswiped a tractor-trailer driven by 40-year-old Roosevelt Raines, Jr. of Chesterfield, Va.

Kantner was transported to Civista Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Datcher and his passenger, 32-year-old Shannelle Marshall of Accokeek, were transported to the Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with non-life threatening injuries. Raines was uninjured.

An investigation into the accident's cause is ongoing.

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