Fatal Accident

STEVENSVILLE — A Stevensville woman died Thursday, March 19, after being hit by a vehicle on state Route 8.

Maryland State Police said Sarah Oliver, 82, was in the middle of the road when she was hit by a northbound 2007 Hummer driven by Eileen Neely, 74, also of Stevensville. Investigators said they believe Oliver was coming from Mallard Drive when she walked into the road.

United Communities Volunteer Fire Department and Queen Anne’s County Emergency Services responded and treated Oliver at the scene. They were working on her when police arrived. She was taken by ambulance to the University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown, where she was pronounced dead shortly before 10:30 a.m., according to police.

Police did not know why Oliver was crossing the road. Community members have suggested she was on her way to the Kent Island South Trail to take a walk.

Neely was the only occupant of the Hummer and was uninjured, police said. She is cooperating with the investigation, police said.

In addition to troopers from MSP Centreville, the MSP Crash Team also responded. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact police at 410-758-1101.

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