UPDATE AT 5:10 P.M. – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announced that St. Andrew’s Church Road is now open in all directions. The accident scene has been cleared.
UPDATE – On Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 at approximately 8 am, patrol deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle collision on St. Andrew’s Church Road in the area of Fairgrounds Road in Leonardtown. Deputies arrived on scene to find a head-on collision between two vehicles, with one of the drivers being transported to a trauma center for treatment. Upon arrival at the trauma center, the operator was pronounced deceased. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene of the collision to continue the investigation.
Preliminary investigation determined that a 2010 Toyota Rav4, operated by Alex Jacob Rhoten, age 28 of Lusby, was traveling northbound on St. Andrew’s Church Road. Rhoten’s vehicle crossed the highway’s center line and struck a 1998 Nissan Altima, operated by Jason Lionel Fenwick, age 56 of Lexington Park, which was traveling southbound on St. Andrew’s Church Road. A third vehicle, a 2017 Toyota Camry, operated by Jennifer Yang, age 31 of California, was damaged by debris from the Rav4 and Altima collision.
Fenwick was transported to an area trauma center by helicopter and succumbed to his injuries sustained in the collision. Both Rhoten and Yang refused medical treatment at the scene.
At this time, operator error appears to be a contributing factor in the collision.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or any events leading up to it is asked to contact Cpl. Jason Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. 2328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEONARDTOWN, Md. – Today, at approximately 8:00 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the serious motor vehicle accident on St. Andrew’s Church Road in the area of Fairgrounds Road.
Upon arrival crews found the head-on collision with one vehicle in the roadway and one vehicle off the roadway. Reporting subjects trapped in both vehicles.
Firefighters extracted the subject in 20 minutes and signed care refusal on the scene.
Medical units on the scene requested MEDEVAC for one patient.
Firefighters established a landing zone at the intersection of St. Andrew’s Church Road and Fairgrounds Road. The patient was transported by MSP Trooper 7 to a local trauma center.
We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
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