PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (March 23, 2009)—A 30 year-old Sykesville man passed away on Friday from injuries he received after his vehicle struck another vehicle who failed to yield the right of way. Seth Louis Dazzo passed away shortly after the accident at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick. The at-fault vehicle was being operated by a 17-year-old Dunkirk boy who was driving on a learner's permit. Police did not release the name of the teen.
The accident occurred on Friday around 5:39 p.m. at the intersection of Md. Rt. 260 and Jewell Road in Dunkirk. Police say Mr. Dazzo was driving a blue 1969 Volkswagen van westbound on Md. Rt. 260 when he struck a red 1999 Mercury Villager operated by the teen. The Mercury was making a left turn onto eastbound Md. Rt. 260 from Jewell Road and failed to yield the right of way to Mr. Dazzo's vehicle, say police.
The teen was accompanied in the car by his mother as well as two siblings.
The teen driver was transported to P.G. Shock Trauma Center with injuries and is in stable condition. The mother, Deanna R. Brooke, 37 of Dunkirk, and two juvenile passengers were transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
The Calvert County Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction Team is conducting a complete investigation into the events that lead up to the crash. Any additional information regarding this should be brought to the attention of Cpl. Vladimir Bortchevsky at bortchvi (at) co.cal.md.us or 410-535-2800.