UPDATE: On April 10, 2022, at 3:10 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 30000 block of Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving several vehicles. Deputies arrived on scene and located three vehicles involved in the collision and one vehicle operator was declared deceased on the scene by emergency medical personnel.  The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined a 2002 Mercedes sedan operated by Calvin Lavalle Shubrooks, age 59 of Great Mills, was travelling northbound on Three Notch Road and failed to stop for a redlight at the intersection of Golden Beach Road. Shubrooks struck a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse operated by William Howard Brown, age 76 of Mechanicsville, and then struck a 2016 Honda Accord operated by Gerell Terrence Shingles, age 31 of Mechanicsville.

Both the Traverse and Accord were stationary at the redlight. Brown was declared deceased on scene and Shubrooks was transported to an area trauma center by helicopter, where he was pronounced deceased. Shingles was transported by ambulance to an area trauma center for treatment.

At this time, speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors in the collision. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Deputy First Class Matthew Beyer at (301) 475-4200 extension 78005.

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637).  Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

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CHARLOTTE HALL, Md. — We are receiving reports of a motor vehicle crash this morning that claimed the life of one individual.

At approximately 2:47 a.m. on April 10, first responders were alerted to a serious crash in the 30000 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of Golden Beach Road.

Initial reports on the scene indicated that three vehicles had been involved in a crash, and that one vehicle had overturned. A police officer that arrived on the scene indicated that there was one possible fatality and other reported injuries.

EMS would arrive on the scene again confirm that one man had been pronounced deceased.

One other patient on the scene was transported to a nearby trauma center by helicopter due to the extent of their injuries.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash. The State Highway Administration(SHA) assisted on the scene with the investigation.

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

Contact our news desk at news@thebaynet.com

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  1. I am relatively new to st mary’s…moving here from charles county. Can anyone tell me why a) there are so many car accidents in St. Marys and b) why so many fatalities?

    I understand that the news may slant a view one way or another…what i mean is perhaps charles county has an equal number of accidents (or more) as well as fatalities but do not broadcast them because there are “bigger” stories to write about. But, it seems that i am constantly reading about accidents in St Marys and serious accidents at that.

    1. “Can anyone tell me why a) there are so many car accidents in St. Marys and b) why so many fatalities?”

      It seems to many, that the High Sheriff of Chuck County does not want accidents, fatalities and high crime rates reported. His democrap political position would look bad to his voters.

      1. Just FYI that is St. Mary’s County not Charles. So maybe get your facts right before pointing fingers.

        1. Lol Tracy points a finger and then says you shouldn’t point fingers. Okay almighty one, please enlighten us on St. Mary’s is suppressing crime data. I’ll be on the edge of my seat.

  2. Something clearly needs to be corrected at this intersection. There have been way too many accidents at this location. Whenever I see accident in Charlotte Hall, before I read the story, I am already saying “I bet it’s at Golden Beach Road.” Something is clearly wrong! Prayers for the family.

  3. Was this possibly, Bill Brown, that played on the St. Mary’s County Mens Horseshoe League?

  4. Drunk driving is a sport in St. Mary’s County and our state’s attorney, Richard Fritz, hands out plea deals and probation like candy. I’ve been in the county since dinosaurs roamed the Earth and it’s always been this way. A bar on every corner.

  5. I agree!! It seems like every week there’s a story about a bad accident in the area of Golden Beach road and route 5. Why is this? They put a light there for a reason but it doesn’t seem to help!?!? 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

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