Names of the children involved released.
Maryland State Police are offering a few tips to motorists should their vehicle become disabled along an interstate or highway.
First Sgt. Kevin Lewis, with the Hagerstown Barrack, said it's not a good idea to push your broken down vehicle out into a travel lane, to get around another vehicle on the shoulder ahead of you, like a Frederick man did Tuesday night, and as a result was killed. "It would be much safer to remain on the shoulder and wait for some assistance. If you don't have a cell phone and had to walk somewhere, stay well off to the shoulder as well," said Lewis.
Police said 37 year old Adam Gammon had his twelve year old daughter get in the driver's seat to steer the car into a traffic lane to drive around the trucks, while he and his 11 year old son pushed their car from behind. " Obviously, a child without a driver's license shouldn't be in control of a car. It's not a wise thing to do," Lewis said.
State Police released the names of the children involved in the fatal traffic crash. Macey Gammon, 12, was taken to the trauma unit at Meritus Medical Center, and later transferred to Children's National Medical Center, in Washington, D.C. Her 11 year old brother, who was helping their father push the car when the crash occurred is identified as Dylan Gammon. Gary Kauffman, 56, one of the truck drivers who was struck while standing on the shoulder, was initially taken to Meritus Medical Center, but was later transferred to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, in Baltimore.