Tuesday, May 31, 2016

(Updated) SMCSO Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision: Mechanicsville Road and Gander Court

On May 30, 2016, at approximately 2:22 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a serious motor vehicle collision on Mechanicsville Road in the area of Gander Court. Units arrived on scene to find two vehicles involved in a head-on style collision. Due to the severity of injuries, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Unit was requested.

A preliminary investigation determined a 2013 Hyundai Accent, operated by Kellie Murphy, age 19, of Mechanicsville, was traveling northbound on Mechanicsville Road, when for unknown reasons the vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 2010 Toyota Sienna, operated by Joseph Thomas, age 72, of Mechanicsville. The Hyundai was occupied by two other passengers, Bryce Hurry, age 20, of Chaptico and Jeffrey Townsend, age 18, of Mechanicsville. The Toyota was occupied by one passenger, Ann Thomas, age 68, of Mechanicsville. At this time, it is believed the primary cause of the collision is interference from a passenger in the Hyundai.

Both operators and all passengers were transported to area hospitals for treatment. On May 31, 2016, Bryce Hurry succumbed to his injuries during treatment at Prince George’s Hospital.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact Corporal Brandon Foor at 301-475-4040.

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