Saturday, May 9, 2015

Fatal Crash - Newtowne Neck Road, Leonardtown

Leonardtown, Maryland - On May 9th at 3:00 AM, Corporal J. Somerville was conducting a premise check at the Exxon when a citizen informed him of an overturned vehicle on Newtowne Neck Road in the area of Rosebank Road.

Deputies searched the area and located a Ford F-150 overturned resting in a ditch on its roof. The driver, and sole occupant, identified as Barry Dale Whittington, Jr., age 32, of Leonardtown, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Members of the Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation indicated the truck was traveling northbound on Newtowne Neck Road. For unknown reasons, the truck left the roadway as it approached Rosebank Road. The truck then traveled along a ditch before striking a culvert and overturning. Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call Deputy C. Beyer at 301.475.4040. The investigation is ongoing and additional information will be released as it is developed.