EASTON — The University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore has updated the condition of two men who were airlifted to Shock Trauma just before 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, following a two-car crash south of Denton.
As of Thursday morning, Oct. 15, Frederick Karkowski, 57, was listed in critical condition. Trevor McMichael, 19, who was flown out with Karkowski, was listed in fair condition. According to a spokesperson at the Maryland State Police Easton barrack, McMichael had non-life-threatening injuries and was flown out as a precaution.
McMichael’s passenger, Bradley Lowery, 18, was taken to TidalHealth Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford, according to Chief Thomas Frankhouser of Denton Volunteer Fire Company. Later in the evening, an MSP spokesperson said Lowery was taken to the University of Maryland Shore Regional Medical Center at Easton; however a hospital spokesperson wrote in an Oct. 15 email, “(T)here is no record of a visit for Bradley Lowery.”
Lowery was 17 years old at the time of the accident, and turned 18 on Thursday, Oct. 15.
The two-car crash happened at the intersection of U.S. Route 404 and State Route 16 (Greenwood Road) south of Denton.
According to police, Karkowski was driving a Volkswagen sedan and traveling west on Route 16 when he failed to stop at the stop sign at Route 404.
Karkowski struck a Mazda sedan traveling west on Route 404 driven by McMichael.
The Mazda rolled over, landing on the driver’s side on the lawn of Denton Wayside Church of Christ in Christian Union, north of Route 404. The Volkswagen came to rest west of the Mazda, about 100 feet from it.
Karkowski and McMichael were airlifted just before 7 p.m. by state police helicopter Trooper 6 to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.