Speed, alcohol blamed in death of Saint Leonard man in Sunday Leonardtown crash

By: David M. Higgins II

UPDATE 10/21/2019 8:50 a.m.: A 40-year-old man was killed on Sunday in a single motor-vehicle collision in Leonardtown.

On Oct. 20, 2019, at approximately 5:39 pm, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol units were dispatched to a single motor-vehicle collision with CPR in progress at 42297 St. Andrew’s Church Road in Leonardtown. Due to injuries sustained, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit was requested and responded to the scene.

A preliminary investigation determined that a 2003 Ford Expedition, operated by Quincy Ray Lowe, 34 of Leonardtown, was traveling south on St. Andrew’s Church Road when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The vehicle left the roadway, went into a ditch and struck a culvert. Lowe was transported by ambulance to an area shock trauma facility for non-incapacitating injuries.

A front-seat passenger was also in the Ford Expedition, identified as Terrence Dominic Hampton, 40 of Saint Leonard. Hampton was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown via ambulance with CPR in progress. Hampton was later pronounced deceased at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

At this time, both speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or any events leading up to the collision and has not already provided a statement is asked to call Cpl. Brandon Foor at 301-475-4200, ext. *2265 or email [email protected].


UPDATE 10/21/2019 6:00 a.m.: Per the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, the road was reopened at approx. 9:08 p.m. last night. We are awaiting further information from the Sheriff’s Office regarding the extent of the injuries, pending any notifications necessary.


UPDATE 6:24 p.m.- MEDEVAC(Trooper 7) is grounded due to weather. Tropper 7 Medics arrived at the scene and two patients have been transported by ground to a hospital.


Leonardtown, MD(5:49 p.m.)- A serious motor vehicle crash has been reported on St. Andrews Church Raod in the area of Blacksmith Shop Road. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has shut down the stretch of road between Blacksmith Shop Road and Wheatley’s Content Farm Lane.

MVFD is reporting(on their Facebook Page, embedded below) that two patients were trapped but have been extracated. CPR was in progress for one victim. Advanced Life Support(ALS) was called to the scene.

Watch for emergency vehicles and personnel. Expect delays in the area.

This is a developing story.


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David M. Higgins II

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in Digital Marketing, eventually leading him back to his passion. David started The Southern Maryland Chronicle in December 2017 and has grown it to become the #1 news source in Southern Maryland.

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