Pedestrian struck on Halloween, police investigating

News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Lexington Park, MD- On October 31, 2019, at approximately 10:58 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 22000 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

A preliminary investigation determined a 2002 Ford Freestar operated by Jeana Elise Ferdig, age 31 of California, was traveling south on Three Notch Road in the area of Pegg Road when Ferdig struck a pedestrian who was in the roadway. The pedestrian was identified as Ryan Andrew Murray, age 34 of Mechanicsville. Murray suffered incapacitating injuries and was transported to an area trauma center for treatment where he remains in critical/stable condition. Ferdig sustained non-incapacitating injuries as a result of the collision.

At this time speed and alcohol do not appear to be contributing factors in the collision.  Anyone who witnessed the collision or events leading to the collision that has not already provided a statement is asked to contact Corporal Vincent Pontorno at (301) 475-4200 extension *2337, or by email at [email protected]. The Sheriff’s Office is also seeking contact from the operator of a vehicle that was in the area prior to the collision and is requesting the operator contact Cpl. Pontorno


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