Kevin Eugene Luther Police Arrest Man Charged In 2021 Fatal Impaired Driving Crash In Lexington Park
Kevin Eugene Luther

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – Maryland State Police arrested a man who was indicted this week in connection to a fatal four-vehicle crash that killed two people last year in St. Mary’s County. 

The suspect, Kevin Eugene Luther, 42, of Lexington Park, Maryland was indicted on Tuesday by a grand jury in St. Mary’s County. An arrest warrant was issued and Luther was taken into custody without incident on Thursday at his residence.

Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack, CED-Central South, CED-Firearms Enforcement Unit, the STATE Team and the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force assisted with the arrest. 

Luther is charged with two counts of negligent manslaughter, two counts of vehicular homicide while impaired and related offenses. He is being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center pending an initial appearance before a District Court commissioner.   

The charges stem from a crash that occurred at 6:50 p.m. on Aug. 31, 2021. On that date, troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to Pegg Road in the area of Spring Valley Drive in Lexington Park, Maryland for a report of a multi-vehicle crash.  Due to the seriousness of the incident, the Maryland State Police Crash Team, which investigated the case, was also called to the scene.  

According to investigators, an Audi S4, driven by Luther, crashed head-on with a Nissan Rogue in the center turn lane of Pegg Road. The Nissan then sideswiped a Ford Escape, which overturned.  As the Ford overturned, it struck another Nissan. 

The driver and passenger of the Nissan Rogue, identified as Sherish Lynn Guthrie, 53, and Hilda Gale Kanney, 73, both of Lexington Park, Maryland, were declared deceased at the scene.

Luther was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The road was closed for about four hours following the crash.  

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  1. Something is seriously wrong with this taking a whole year to get him to trial! Any bets on how many months he gets? He should get life w/o parole or the death penalty, but he won’t because how then would he be able to vote for Joe again?

  2. Why so long for the indictment? Reminds me of another indictment that’s being prolonged.
    May the families of the diseases find peace, strength, comfort and justice.

  3. Drunk driving is the dumbest crime in the world.

    Just keep some blankets in your car – and sleep it off. That’s all you have to do.

    Any cop who finds you sleeping in your car will appreciate it when you explain why you had the common sense to sleep in your car instead of driving drunk in it – and risking other peoples lives, not to mention your own.

  4. My daughter, friend and I were in the Ford Escape that overturned and hit another Nissan. I’m very grateful that we’re ok. And pray for the family of the 2 women that lost their lives that day.

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