UPDATE: Saturday night, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Route 5 and Thompson’s Corner Road near the 84 Lumber in Mechanicsville, for a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a dump truck.
The driver of the motorcycle, identified as Jose Luis Fuentes, 30, of Washington DC, was pronounced dead on the scene.
Members of the SMCSO Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the motorcycle, 2014 Harley Davidson, was traveling north on Route 5 when it struck the rear of a 1996 Ford dump truck being operated by Robert Dade of Mechanicsville.
The dump truck had just turned left from Thompsons Corner Road onto Route 5 when the collision occurred. The driver of the motorcycle was ejected. No other injuries were reported.
At this time, speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors on the part of the driver of the motorcycle.
Failure to yield right of way appears to be a contributing factor on the part of the driver of the dump truck. A commercial motor carrier inspection was completed on the dump truck.
Additional details will be released as they are developed.
At approximately 6:20 p.m., Aug. 30, St. Mary’s County deputies responded to the area of Thompson Corner Road and Three Notch Road for a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a dump truck.
At that time one individual involved in the accident was pronounced dead on the scene.
SMCSO accident reconstruction team members are in route to the scene. No other information is available at this time.
Route 5 and Thompson Corner Road will be shut down for several hours.
Please use caution while traveling in the area.
Be on the lookout for police/fire/ems personnel on foot.
Additional details will be released as it is developed.
UPDATE: if you are traveling northbound on Route 235 before it intersects with Route 5 (at the WaWa) you are advised to take Route 6 by the Korner Karryout before getting any further north.
Those travelling southbound on Route 5 should detour at Golden Beach Road and turn right at the T, then left on Route 6 South by All Saints Church to Route 235 South.
Traffic is blocked in both directions at Route 6 and Route 5 while law enforcement reconstructs a fatal traffic accident.