QA Sheriff Press Release – 2/26 (Fatal)


INCIDENT:      Fatal Traffic Accident

DATE / TIME : 02/26/2014 @ 0856 Hours

LOCATION:     Grange Hall Road near Wye Mills


NARRATIVE:    This morning just prior to 9 AM a 1996 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Brittany Elizabeth Byington (19) of Centreville was going west on Grange Hall Road when she lost control of the vehicle. The pickup went sideways and was struck on the driver’s side by a 2006 Peterbilt tractor trailer going east driven by William Knotts Jr. of Church Hill. Slippery road conditions are believed to be a factor for the crash.


The impact of the two vehicles resulted in Ms. Byington being ejected thru the rear window of the pickup. She was pronounced dead at the scene.


The roadway was closed between RT 213 and Poplar School road for a period of time while the Sheriff’s Office crash investigators processed the scene.

Our thoughts and prayers with all that are involved.