John Joseph Hollenback, 65

UPDATE – On 11/13/2021, Tpr D. Black was driving a marked State Police vehicle in the area of Three Notch Road and S Sandgates Road, Hollywood, MD when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle. 

The driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene but was later identified as John Joseph Hollenback, 65 of Mechanicsville, MD. Hollenback was located a short time after the accident occurred and arrested by Cpl Z. Null. Hollenback was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.

Hollenback was charged with Negligent Driving, Failure to Immediately Stop Vehicle at Scene of Accident Involving Bodily Injury, Failure of Driver at Crossover to Yield Right-of-Way to Vehicle on Highway, Failure to Control Vehicle Speed on Highway to Avoid Collision, Failure of Driver in Accident to Furnish Required ID and License, and Failure of Vehicle to Yield at Intersection Right-of-Way to Another Vehicle.

MECHANICSVILLE, Md. — We are receiving reports this evening of a motor vehicle accident that involved a Maryland State Police vehicle.

At approximately 5:40 p.m. on November 13, first responders were called to the scene 25000 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of South Sandgates Road after originally being dispatched near Chaffee Court.

Upon arrival, crews found the Maryland State Police vehicle off the road, with no other vehicles nearby that had been involved in an accident.

The Trooper who was involved was transported soon after to a nearby hospital with what was deemed non-life-threatening injuries.

At this time, it is believed that the suspect involved in the crash fled the scene. Maryland State Police will be continuing to investigate the incident, and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be providing assistance in locating the striking vehicle.

This is a developing story. We will continue to provide updates as they come available.