Two Pickups Collide; 1 Dead, 1 Critical


On September 19, 2005 at 0613 hours, John Lee Goddard, 21 years of age, was traveling south bound on Maryland Route 5 in a 1998 Chevrolet pickup. Mr. Goddard resides in LaPlata, Maryland. As Mr. Goddard approached Hanover drive in Leonardtown, he crossed the center line and struck a 2004 Ford pickup operated by James Walter Norris Jr., 41 years of age. Mr. Norris of Leonardtown, was traveling north bound on Maryland Route 5 from the intersection of Medley's Neck road. Mr. Goddard was transported to St. Mary's Hospital via ambulance were he succumbed to his injuries at 0650 hours. Mr. Norris was flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma were he is listed in critical condition.

This investigation is ongoing, anyone with information regarding this collision please call the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office crime solvers line at 301-475-3333. Investigator Sergeant Theodore A. Belleavoine #49.

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