Christopher Morgan Hynson
Christopher Morgan Hynson

UPDATE – Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that Christopher Morgan Hynson, 34, of Saint Leonard, was sentenced on January 24, 2022 for the crime of vehicular manslaughter.  Hynson received a sentence of 10 years incarceration to be followed by 5 years of supervised probation.

State’s Attorney Harvey wishes to extend his deepest sympathies to the families of Gerard Fragman and Jessica Brady both of whom were tragically killed in a motor vehicle crash caused by Hynson on May 14, 2020.  He also wishes to commend Corporal Bortchevsky and the Calvert County Crash Reconstruction Team for their efforts in the investigation of this matter.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Christopher J. Monte.

UPDATE – State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that Christopher Morgan Hynson, 34, of Saint Leonard, entered a guilty plea on December 16, 2021, in Calvert County Circuit Court, to two counts of vehicular manslaughter.  The two counts represented the lives of Gerard Fragman and Jessica Brady both of whom were tragically killed in a motor vehicle crash caused by Hynson on May 14, 2020.

Sentencing is set for January 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm before the Honorable Mark S. Chandlee.  Pursuant to the plea agreement, which was approved by the Court, Hynson will receive an active sentence of 10 years imprisonment.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Christopher J. Monte.


Owings, MD – On Thursday, May 14, 2020 at approximately 3:45 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to a single vehicle crash on northbound Rt. 4 (Southern Maryland Boulevard) in the area of Skinners Turn Road in Owings, MD.

Units arrived on scene and discovered a black 2014 Dodge RAM pick-up truck overturned and off the roadway. Deputies located two adult occupants, who were unresponsive, and two additional adult occupants suffering from minor injuries.

Preliminary investigation revealed the pick-up truck was travelling northbound on Rt. 4 and for unknown reasons left the roadway. Two of the passengers were pronounced deceased on scene as a result of their injuries. The deceased have been identified as Jessica Nicole Brady (34) and Gerald Michael Fragman (35).

The driver, identified as Christopher Morgan Hynson, (32) and front seat passenger, identified as Kristin Carol Brady (30), suffered minor injuries during the crash.

At this time, vehicle speed, driver error, alcohol, and drugs appear to be contributing factors to this collision.

Cpl. V. Bortchevsky of the Crash Reconstruction Team is conducting the investigation into the events that lead up to the crash. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Cpl. Bortchevsky at (410) 535-2800 or via e-mail: vlad.bortchevsky@calvertcountymd.gov.