DUNKIRK, Md. — On October 15, 2022, at approximately 2:07 a.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Southern Maryland Boulevard (MD Route 4) and Ward Road in Dunkirk, for a serious motor vehicle crash.

Upon arrival, deputies located a single vehicle, a blue Toyota Camry southbound on Southern Maryland Boulevard which had run off the roadway and struck a light pole.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Kerri Ann Balser, 38 of Huntingtown, MD. Balser was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The passenger of the vehicle, Christina Marie Hall, 38 of Huntingtown, was transported to University of Maryland Capital Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation has revealed speed and alcohol were contributing factors to the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident or events leading up to the crash, is asked to contact S/DFC. J.M. Hardesty with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team at 410-535-2800 or Jeffrey.Hardesty@CalvertCountyMD.gov.

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  1. There was a accident a few years ago .. the girl appeared Asian and was in the military ,,, Occurred near the intersection of the Wawa and Safeway …A Power pole was involved as well I think…

    People die in vane if we do not learn from accidents involving alcohol , drugs and speeding ….
    Only irresponsible selfish people drink / drug and drive..
    Death while attempting to save the lives of others is an honorable death ,,
    Death while drunk/ drugged driving is not honorable , just disgrace .
    ,Harsh words …yes .. hopefully it makes a difference in at least one drunks mind ..
    My sympathy to family and friends your loss lasts your lifetime .

  2. Keep blankets in your car and just sleep it off in your car if you have been drinking too much.

    If the cops find you sleeping in your car and you explain why — chances are very good they will compliment your common sense.

    If you get into that situation a lot–consider checking yourself into a rehab or contact Alcoholics Anonymous in your county. A.A. has chapters in every county in the United States.

    Prayers for the family. Another loved one gone much too soon.

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