On 10/13/15 at 2:50 pm, officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Rue Purchase Road for the report of a serious motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. The operator of the motorcycle was determined to be deceased on scene and members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Team were called to investigate the accident.
Investigation revealed a 2009 Acura TL, operated by Jackie Jay Erickson, 55, of Leonardtown, was making a U-turn from southbound Three Notch Road onto northbound Three Notch Road. According to witnesses, a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle was operating at a high rate of speed and passing multiple cars in the area. The motorcycle approached the Acura and accelerated while trying to change lanes. The motorcycle struck the rear of the Acura and the operator of the motorcycle was ejected and entered a wooded area along the side of the roadway. The operator off the motorcycle has been identified as Travis Lamar Cole, 38, of California, MD.
At this time speed appears to be a contributing factor in the accident. Anyone with any information regarding the accident is asked to contact DFC Beyer #246 at 301-475-4040.