UPDATE – Deceased identified

Newburg, MD – On Saturday, February 23, 2019, at approximately 12:42 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police (MSP) La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on southbound US Route 301 in the area of Maryland Route 234 in Newburg. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland State Police CRASH Team responded to assume the investigation.

A preliminary investigation conducted by troopers from the MSP La Plata Barrack and the MSP CRASH Team indicates a 1995 Ford F-150 operated by Kevin Earl Johnson, (57 of Nanjemoy, was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Route 301 in the area of Route 234. At the same time, a 2017 Honda Civic operated by Krystal Daniella-Lyn Lewis, 22 of Newburg, was traveling on southbound Route 301 in the area of Route 234 in lane number one. The Ford F-150 collided
head-on with the Honda Civic. After the collision, the Ford F-150 overturned and came to a final rest on its roof. The Honda Civic rotated counter clockwise and came to a final rest in the roadway.

Johnson was pronounced deceased on the scene. Lewis was transported by MSP helicopter Trooper 7 to University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital for treatment. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact Corporal J. Zimmerman of the MSP CRASH Team at 301-392-1231. The investigation is continuing and being handled by Corporal J. Zimmerman of the MSP CRASH Team.


Newburg, MD – On Saturday, February 23, 2019, at approximately 12:42 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on southbound United States Route 301 in the area of Maryland Route 234 in Newburg. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland State Police CRASH Team responded to assume the investigation.

A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers from the MSP La Plata Barrack and the MSP CRASH Team indicates a 1995 Ford F-150 operated by (name withheld pending next of kin notification) was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of United States Route 301 in the area of Maryland Route 234 in Newburg. At the same time, a 2017 Honda Civic operated by Krystal Daniella-Lyn Lewis, 22 of Newburg,  was traveling on southbound US Route 301 in the area of Maryland Route 234 in lane number one. The Ford F-150 collided head-on with the Honda Civic. After the collision, the Ford F-150 overturned and came to a final rest on its roof. The Honda Civic rotated counter clockwise and came to a final rest in the roadway. The
operator of the Ford F-150 was pronounced deceased on the scene. The operator of the Honda Civic, Krystal Daniella-Lyn Lewis was transported by Maryland State Police helicopter Trooper 7 to University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital for treatment. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact Corporal J. Zimmerman of the MSP CRASH Team at (301) 392-1231.

The investigation is continuing and being investigated by Corporal J. Zimmerman of the Maryland State Police CRASH Team.