Hughesville, Maryland – On March 24th shortly after 9 P.M., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to S/B MD Rt. 5 at Roosevelt Place for a report of a motor vehicle collision. Investigation revealed a Honda Odyssey, operated by Arthur Christopher Edelen of White Plains, MD was attempting to cross the travel lanes of southbound Maryland Route 5 from a crossover to enter Roosevelt Place.  At the same time the Honda Odyssey was attempting to cross the southbound lanes; a Honda Gold Wing, operated by Ernest Young 3rd, of Waldorf, MD was traveling in lane number 1 on southbound Maryland Route 5 at Roosevelt Place.  The operator of the Honda Odyssey failed to yield to oncoming traffic and the Honda Gold Wing collided into the passenger side of the Honda Odyssey.  The operator of the Honda Gold Wing was transported by MSP Trooper 2 to Prince George’s Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

On March 26 at 12:06 A.M., the driver of the Honda Goldwing, Ernest Young 3rd of Waldorf, MD succumbed to his injuries resulting from the collision.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision and the investigation is continuing.

Investigating Trooper or Barrack Media Contact Name: Cpl. J. Zimmerman or Tfc. T. Hooten. Phone Number: 301-392-1200.

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