UPDATE – On July 3, 2022, at 9:41 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to northbound MD Route 4 near the intersection with MD Route 765 (South entrance to St. Leonard Road), in St. Leonard, MD for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle.  Upon arrival, it was determined a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle were involved in the collision, which resulted in the driver of the motorcycle being ejected from the vehicle.    

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2011 Harley Davidson Custom motorcycle, operated by Paul Preston Gibson, II, 42 of Dunkirk, MD, was traveling northbound on MD Route 4 when it collided with a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander operated by Enola Gabrielle Bates, 23 of Roanoke, VA,  that was also traveling northbound on MD Route 4. 

As a result of what appears to be a side-swipe collision, the motorcycle slid off the roadway and Gibson was ejected from the bike. Gibson was pronounced deceased on the scene by the medical personnel. Bates sustained serious injuries and was transported to a regional trauma center for injuries received. 

Crash Reconstruction Team collected scene evidence, spoke to witnesses, and is continuing the investigation into the events and contributing factors that led up to the collision.  At this time, anyone with additional information regarding this collision or the drivers involved is asked to contact S/DFC J. Hardesty of the Crash Reconstruction Team at (410) 535-2800 or via email: Jeffrey.Hardesty@calvertcountymd.gov  

ST. LEONARD, Md. — We are receiving reports of a serious motor vehicle crash this evening involving a motorcycle that has left at least one person with serious injuries.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on July 3, first responders and police were called to the scene of a crash on Solomons Island Road, in the area of St. Leonard Road.

Crews advised that the crash involved a motorcyclist who had sustained serious injuries.

A helicopter from the Maryland State Police Aviation was called to make the transport nearby.

Currently both northbound and southbound lanes are experiencing serious delays in the area.

Avoid the scene if possible.

This is a developing story. We will continue to provide additional details as they are made available.

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