On December 30, 2011 at approximately 2:47 PM Deputies responded to a single vehicle, motor vehicle collision.  Preliminary investigation reveals a 1991 Mercury Cougar, operated by Ali Christine Morrison, (39) of Drayden, Maryland was traveling southbound on Patuxent Beach Road in the area of South Patuxent Beach Road in California, Maryland.  Several witnesses reported that Morrison’s vehicle was speeding when it traveled across the northbound lane and struck the guardrail on the northbound shoulder.  Morrison was pronounced dead on the scene.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. At this time, speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash; however, alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor.  Anyone who may have witnessed the crash and has not already provided their information to authorities is requested to contact Dfc. Michael Georgeat (301) 475-4200 Ext. 2269.