Two Vehicle Accident in Lusby Reveals Deceit

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Jan. 23, 2008) – A two vehicle crash in Lusby on Monday sent three people to area hospitals. The at-fault vehicle was being operated by a man who, according to the vehicle’s owner, did not have permission to drive it.

At approximately 3:51 on Monday afternoon, a silver 2002 Mercedes, heading northbound on Md. Rt. 4 in Lusby, failed to stop at a red light at Rousby Hall Road. The Mercedes struck a green 2004 Toyota Tundra which then struck a traffic utility pole.

The Mercedes came to a stop and the driver and 2 passengers fled on foot running towards the Lusby Commons shopping center. Members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office located one of the Mercede’s occupants, identified as Gabriel L. Holloway, 40, of Sunderland, in the shopping center. Holloway told police he had not been driving the vehicle and did not know the name of the person who was.

The 2 passengers in the Mercedes were not located.

Holloway was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. He was released from the hospital shortly after treatment.

The two occupants of the Toyota Tundra, Gregory Johnson, 37 and Christopher Johnson, 14, both of Lusby, were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.

The owner of the Mercedes phoned police later that day and advised that she had just received a call from Holloway telling her he had been involved in a motor vehicle crash with her car. The owner stated that Holloway did not have permission to use her vehicle.

Charges are pending against Holloway for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and hindering the accident investigation.

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