PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (March 15, 2011) Alcohol and aggressive driving may be the cause of a serious three vehicle accident in Calvert County last Friday that sent five people to local hospitals, according to the sheriff's office. The accident occurred around 9:40 p.m. at an intersection of MD Route 260 and Chews Branch Road in Dunkirk.
According to the initial investigation by police, a 2001 Nissan Sentra, operated by Kyle Adkins, a 23-year-old man from St. Leonard, was traveling west bound on Route 260 approaching Chews Branch Road. The Nissan was also occupied by Andrew Cretu, 20, and Dyrk Gaither, 21, both of Dunkirk.
As the Nissan was slowing in order to turn left onto Chews Branch Road, it was struck in the rear by a 1987 Chevrolet S10 pick-up truck, operated by Donald Kevin Lyles, Jr., 28, of Owings. The truck was also occupied by Bobby Lewis King, 26, of Sunderland.
As a result of the collision, police say Lyle's truck crossed the double yellow center line and entered the east bound lane of Route 260, where it immediately collided head-on with a 1998 Ford Expedition.
The Expedition, operated by Albert Charles Furlow, Jr., 51, of Chesapeake Beach, was traveling east on MD Route 260 at the time of the collision. It rolled over and came to rest in the wooded area off the east bound shoulder of MD Route 260. The vehicle was also occupied by Carolyn Cecelia Furlow, 52, of Chesapeake Beach.
Lyles and King were extricated from their vehicle by members of Dunkirk and North Beach Fire Departments and transported to Prince Georges Shock Trauma Hospital via MSP Trooper 2 and Trooper 7. Lyles and King were initially listed in serious but stable condition.
Adkins was transported via ambulance to Calvert Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.
The Furlows were transported via ambulance to Calvert Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released.
Cpl. R. Wilson of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction Team (CRT) is conducting an investigation into the events that lead up to the collision. Any additional information regarding this crash may be forwarded to email@example.com or 410-535-2800.