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Manslaughter Charges Arise Following Deadly April Accident

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. - A man is charged with manslaughter, following a lengthy investigation into an April crash that killed one and injured three others.

The Dorchester County State's Attorney, William Jones, said Thursday that Brandon Melton was arrested Wednesday on a Dorchester County Circuit Court warrant. Melton was charged with manslaughter and other related offenses in connection with a crash back on April 14 in Vienna which claimed the life of 19-year-old Cassidy Stinton, of East New Market.

According to the initial report, a 2004 GMC pickup truck was traveling east on Reid Road when it went off the roadway and overturned in a ditch. Police say the water in the ditch was several feet deep. The front of the truck was submerged in the water. Six people were in the truck: two juveniles and four adults, including Stinton. She was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury where she later died from her injuries. Investigators said two other adults and one juvenile were taken to Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge. They were treated and released. The other adult and juvenile did not need treatment.

Jones said the charges against Melton follow the investigation by the Maryland State Police CRASH Team, with the assistance of the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office. Melton is currently being held on a $100,000 bond.

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