Thursday, May 19, 2016

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision: Mervell Dean Road and Halford Lane

On May 18, 2016, at 11:40 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle collision in the area of Mervell Dean Road and Halford Lane in Hollywood.

Upon arrival, deputies located a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer in a wooded area behind a residence. The operator, identified as Thomas Daniel Wallace Sr., age 63, of Hollywood, was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS personnel. Members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded and assumed the investigation. 

Preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle remained stationary at the end of a residential driveway before Mr. Wallace experienced a medical emergency, causing the vehicle to roll uncontrolled into the woods. It is believed Mr. Wallace died as a result of the medical emergency prior to the vehicle collision.

Anyone with information regarding this incident and who has not already been interviewed is asked to call Deputy First Class Vincent Pontorno at 240-298-5255.

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