UPDATE 4:00 p.m.: On Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at approximately 9:04 a.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of northbound MD Route 4 just south of MD Route 765 (HG Trueman Road north entrance) in Lusby, MD for a report of a single-vehicle collision.
Upon arrival, it was determined that 2009 Toyota Corolla was traveling northbound on MD Route 4 and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway and struck several trees on the east side of MD Route 4.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as Denisha Rashida Stephen, a 27-year-old female, of Lusby, MD. Stephen succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene.
At this time, vehicle speed and driver error are major contributing factors to this collision.
This collision is under investigation by Cpl. V. Bortchevsky of the Crash Reconstruction Team.
Anyone with additional information about the collision is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (410) 535-2800 or e-mail Cpl. V. Bortchevsky at email@example.com
UPDATE 12:25 p.m.: The Southern Maryland Chronicle has confirmed with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Kristen Leitch that today’s incident was a fatal crash.
Units are still reconstructing the crash and more information will be released after proper notifications have been made.
UPDATE 11:39 a.m.: The road is now open per the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office
UPDATE 9:35 a.m.: NB Rt4 Traffic @ Pardoe is being diverted at the State Park to go NB on HG Truman.
Solomons, MD 9:25 a.m.- A serious motor vehicle crash has closed northbound Route 4 and Pardoe Road, just south of the intersection.
Police are on the scene for a reported fatality in this incident. Expect an extended road closure for accident reconstruction.
Watch for emergency vehicles, personnel and expect significant delays.
This is a developing story.
The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.
To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II