PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – On Monday, February 6, 2023, at approximately 9:40 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Maryland Route 4 and Wood Acres Court in Prince Frederick, for the report of a serious motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles.

Upon arrival, units located a 2014 Honda Civic and a 2018 Toyota 4Runner in the southbound lanes of Maryland Route 4. Both vehicles had significant front-end damage.  

Preliminary investigation revealed on February 6 at approximately 9:36 p.m., the Honda Civic was observed by citizens travelling northbound in the southbound lanes of Maryland Route 4. The Honda then struck a 2018 Toyota 4Runner in a head-on crash in the southbound lanes of Maryland Route 4 at Wood Acres Court in Prince Frederick.

Units arrived on the scene and located Lisa Nicole Sams, 39 of Brandywine, MD, partially ejected from the vehicle. Sams was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The operator of the Toyota was identified as Anthony Michael Olekson, 43 of Solomons, MD. Olekson sustained serious injuries and was transported to CalvertHealth Medical Center where he is listed in serious condition.  

At this time, alcohol and driver error are contributing factors to this collision.

This collision is being investigated by DFC M. Lewis of the Crash Reconstruction Team.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call 410-535-2800 or email mike.lewis.jr@calvertcountymd.gov. Please reference case #23-8048.

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  1. There seem to be so many accidents in Southern Maryland. Whether it is alcohol, drugs or distracted driving. The result is the same. Too many tragic fatalities. Police can’t be every where all the time. I do wonder how the police believe alcohol was a factor. I doubt a blood alcohol test was done on the deceased. Perhaps there were witnesses that saw the person drinking. Or, is the use of alcohol an opinion based on the circumstances?

    1. You’ve probably never been around someone that was drunk enough to drive on the wrong side of a highway, but they tend to smell like a distillery

  2. What is the point in publishing the name of the other driver? What possible purpose could this serve? Why does the public need to know the name of someone who was minding their own business when struck by a drunk driver going the wrong way?

    1. How do you know she was drunk? There’s no FACTS that support that. Until an investigation is completed we should not say anything we are not sure of. Very very sad though.

    2. Exactly. Sad for the lady who was driving on wrong side? How about the poor guy, minding his own business and driving in the rite lane !

  3. The article said “alcohol was a factor”, didn’t say “drunk”. The police, specifically Crash Reconstructionist, spend hundreds of hours in training learning how to determine the “contributing factors” of crashes.

    1. Really????? If alcohol was a factor, and she was clearly driving in the wrong direction, she indeed was drunk, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that one out
      Do you drive the wrong direction sober?

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