FEDERALSBURG — A Henderson man was seriously injured on a head-on crash on Maryland Route 404 Friday afternoon, Oct. 16, and Maryland State Police say they believe alcohol and drugs were involved in the crash. A Delaware woman has been charged.
Timothy Allen Kohlhaus, 52, of Henderson, and a companion were riding their motorcycles east on Route 404 in the vicinity of Noble Road about 1 p.m. when a white Honda CRV traveling west crossed over the centerline into their lane to pass another vehicle and struck Kohlhaus’ black, 2020 Harley-Davidson motorcycle head on, according to Cpl. J. Davenport, duty officer at Maryland State Police Easton barracks.
Kohlhaus’ companion was able to avoid the collision, and a gray GMC Yukon ran off the road to miss the wreck, Davenport said.
Kohlhaus’ leg was amputated in the crash. A witness who arrived right after the crash applied a tourniquet and assisted in saving Kohlhaus’ life at the scene, Davenport said.
With the rain and poor visibility Friday afternoon, medevac helicopters were grounded. Kohlhaus was taken by ambulance to Tidal Health Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, where he underwent surgery Friday night and was in critical condition, Davenport said.
No other injuries were reported.
Police identified the driver of the Honda CRV as Rachel Ann Rinas, 36, of Ocean View, Del. Rinas was charged with driving while intoxicated and issued related traffic citations, Davenport said.
In addition to Maryland State Police, Caroline County Emergency Medical Services, Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, Federalsburg Volunteer Fire Company and Denton Volunteer Fire Company all responded. Also, the MSP Crash Team was called in to reconstruct the accident, Davenport said. The road remained closed until almost 5 p.m.
Tpr. Zachary Brown is leading the investigation, which is ongoing.