Just before 6:30 am on October 26, 2018, Station 2 units were dispatched for a motor vehicle collision on Rt 2 North (Solomons Island Rd) between Mayo Rd and Virginia Ave. Multiple 911 calls from citizens reported this to be a rollover collision with one or more persons trapped.
Upon arrival, crews confirmed entrapment and quickly started the Maryland State Police Aviation Unit for two helicopters to respond. After further assessment of the scene, one victim was reported deceased and the second aviation unit was canceled. Rt 2 North was shut down to all traffic with the help of the State Highway Administration for approximately 4 hours due to crash investigation and cleanup.
The deceased victim was Heather Waibel, teacher at Southern High school. The second victim was transported to a trauma center with life threatening injuries. A third vehicle was struck during the crash however the driver did not suffer any injuries.