UPDATE – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a motor vehicle collision with two pedestrians in Lexington Park that resulted in injuries. On Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 at 5:35 pm, Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision in the area of Great Mills Road and Darcy Lane involving two pedestrians. Deputies arrived on scene and observed two vehicles in the roadway and two pedestrians lying in the roadway with obvious injuries. Due to the severity of the crash, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.
Preliminary investigation determined a 1995 Chevrolet truck was carrying an unsecured load when a mattress flew out of the truck bed and landed in the roadway. The truck’s operator, Michelle Lee Williams, age 49 of California, had turned the vehicle around and parked in the center left-turn lane at Great Mills Road and Darcy Lane. Williams and a 13-year-old passenger got out of the truck to retrieve the mattress.
A 1997 Ford Expedition, driven by Laquan Woodland, age 32 of Lexington Park, was traveling eastbound on Great Mills Road when it struck the mattress, Williams and the juvenile.
Williams was flown to a regional hospital for non-incapacitating injuries and the juvenile was flown to another hospital where the juvenile is listed in stable condition. The occupants of the Ford Expedition refused medical treatment at the scene.
At this time, poor lighting, dark clothing and the pedestrians illegally in the roadway are contributing factors in the collision. Anyone who witnessed the collision or any events leading up to it and has not already provided a statement is asked to call Cpl. Brandon Foor at 301-475-4200, ext. 2265 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — We are receiving reports this evening that a motor vehicle has struck two pedestrians.
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on November 22, first responders were dispatched to Great Mills Road, in the area of Tower Lane. Crews were advised that two pedestrians had been struck at the scene.
Upon arrival, first responders located both pedestrians, one female and one male juvenile. EMS would make the determination soon after to transport both patients by helicopter to a nearby trauma center. Trooper 2 from the Maryland State Police Aviation would be assigned to make the transport.
The landing zone was established near the Brass Rail Softball Field.
The male victim is advised to be in critical condition. We have not received any further details on the female at this time.
Police have shut down Great Mills Road from Chancellor’s Run Road to Point Lookout Road. At 8:25 p.m., The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office advised all affected roads are now open from the motor vehicle accident on Great Mills Road.
Police have taped off the area and will be investigating the incident. Expect delays and avoid the area if possible.
This is a developing story. We will continue to provide additional information as it comes available.