Monday, October 17, 2016

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision on Pegg Road in the area of Pegg Lane

On October 16, 2016, at approximately 2:51 A.M., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol units were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle collision on Pegg Road in the area of Pegg Lane. Patrol units arrived on scene to find a 2000 Toyota Camry overturned on its roof. Witnesses reported seeing a subject flee from the vehicle and inside the vehicle another subject was located trapped and unconscious. The subject trapped in the motor vehicle was transported to a hospital with serious injuries, and deputies are seeking the identity of the subject who the fled the scene on foot.

Due to the severity of the collision, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation indicates the 2000 Toyota Camry was traveling southbound on Pegg Road at a high rate of speed. The vehicle failed to negotiate a bend in the roadway, struck a curb, and continued traveling southbound. The vehicle then struck a concrete island where the vehicle overturned. 

At this time, both speed and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Cpl. Brandon Foor #235 at 301-475-4200, *ext. 2265.