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FAIRLEE — The young daughter of a Rock Hall woman who died of injuries suffered in an Aug. 26 head-on crash also has succumbed to her injuries.

Sarah Rose Price Payne, who would have been 4 this month, died last week at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, according to family.

She was a passenger in the car driven by her mother, Jessica Lynn Payne, 36, who died the night of the crash at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

The other driver, Teverly Swinson, 33, of Elkton, is in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, a hospital spokesperson said Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Swinson initially was treated at Bayview Medical Center, which is a member of the Johns Hopkins Health System.

Swinson’s 10-year-old daughter, also injured in the crash, has been released from the hospital.

Maryland State Police is continuing to investigate.

The crash was at 8:22 p.m. Aug. 26 on state Route 298 (Fairlee Road) between Earl Nicholson Road and Annie Crow Road.

Payne was driving a 2010 Hyundai southbound on Route 298 and Swinson, in a 2011 Mercedes, was driving northbound.

For reasons that have not been determined, Payne crossed into the northbound lane and struck Swinson’s car head on, according to a Maryland State Police news release.

Kent-Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad, Kent County EMS and Queen Anne’s County EMS responded to the scene. Because of the severity of their injuries, both drivers and their passengers were airlifted to trauma centers.

Payne and her daughter were transported in separate MSP helicopters, while Swinson and her daughter were transported together to Bayview Medical Center.

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