Huntingtown, MD – A Calvert County woman died Saturday morning, Aug. 12 after the vehicle she was driving went off the road and out of control. According to the Maryland State Police (MSP) Prince Frederick Barrack, the woman was thrown from the vehicle after it struck a drainage ditch and hit an embankment while traveling on Plum Point Road in the area of Stinnett Road around 3:15 a.m.

First Sergeant S. Roach said the driver and sole occupant of the 2013 Toyota Camry was identified as Ashely Shae Donaldson, 24 of Chesapeake Beach (pictured, left). Donaldson was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body was taken to the Maryland Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy was performed.

Roach said speed and weather appear to have been factors in the crash. The initial investigation was conducted by Trooper Stull. The MSP’s Crash Reconstruction Team is continuing to investigate the incident.