Vernon Dale McLaughlin, age 32 of Waldorf

UPDATE – 11/11/21 – On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2021 at 9:37 pm, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle in the area of Great Mills Road and South Essex Drive in Lexington Park. Deputies arrived on scene and located the operator of the motorcycle in the street with serious injuries. Members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene to continue the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined that a 2020 Toyota Corolla, operated by Zaynah Mohammed, age 21 of Patuxent River, was pulling out of the Checkers parking lot onto Great Mills Road. Vernon Dale McLaughlin, age 32 of Waldorf, was operating a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle eastbound on Great Mills Road and McLaughlin struck the Corolla as it was making a left turn. McLaughlin was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown where he was later pronounced deceased.

At this time, speed appears to be a factor in the collision. Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to contact Sgt. Christopher Beyer at 301-475-4200, ext. 78004 or by email at

UPDATE: The patient was pronounced deceased soon after arriving to the hospital.

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — We are receiving reports this evening of another serious motorcycle accident in St. Mary’s County.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on November 10, first responders were called to the scene in the 21000 block of Great Mills Road. Initial reports indicate that the crash involved a car and a motorcycle which collided along the stretch of Great Mills Road between Midway Drive and South Essex Drive.

Reports indicated that police arrived and began CPR on the victim immediately who was not breathing.

The victim was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital with CPR still in progress. The victim is believed to be in critical condition at the time of the transport.

The road is expected to be closed for an extended period of time with detours in place while an accident investigation takes place. Fire departments are expecting to remain on the scene to assist with lighting the area. Expect delays if traveling in the area and avoid the scene if possible.

This is a developing story. We will continue to provide additional details when it comes available.