Photo courtesy of the Hollywood VFD/Facebook


On February 18, 2019, at approximately 4:46 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a single vehicle collision in the 22800 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of Miramar Way, in California, Maryland.  Upon arrival officers located the vehicle, with the operator trapped inside. The operator, and sole occupant of the vehicle, was extracted and transported to an area hospital with incapacitating injuries. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded and continued the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe operated by Gina Marie Polo, age 32 of Leonardtown, was traveling northbound on Three Notch Road when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.  Polo was initially transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, and subsequently transported to Washington Hospital Center for further treatment. 

At this time, speed and weather appear to be contributing factors in the collision.  Anyone who witnessed the collision or events leading to the collision, is asked to contact Corporal Dale Reppel at (301) 475-4200 extension *8059, or by email at

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One person was hospitalized after an early morning crash, Monday Feb. 18. 

Around 4:47 a.m. crews from the Hollywood and Bay District Volunteer Fire Departments (VFD) responded to Three Notch Road and Miramar Way, California for the report of a motor vehicle accident. 

Upon arrival crews discovered a single-vehicle crash into a tree with one person trapped inside. According to the Hollywood VFD, the driver was freed after approximately one hour of extrication operations. 

Three Notch Road has since reopened. 

California, MD – At 5:16 a.m. the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office advised motorists to AVOID northbound Route 235 and Miramar Way California due to a traffic accident The north lanes are closed and police/fire on scene.