South Carolina Woman Perishes in Accident after Erratic Driving - Southern Maryland Headline News

South Carolina Woman Perishes in Accident after Erratic Driving


CALIFORNIA, Md. (June 17, 2011)—A 61-year-old Summerville, South Carolina woman perished after her car was struck by a second vehicle on Route 5 in Mechanicsville early this morning. Heather Rae Woy succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash. Witnesses say Ms. Woy was driving erratically before being struck.

Police were called to the scene at approximately 5:46 a.m. Patrol units arrived to find members of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department already on the scene.

Police determined that Ms. Woy's 2011 Hyundai Sonata had been traveling Northbound in the Southbound lanes of Route 5. Ms. Woy's vehicle then reportedly completed a u-turn in the middle of Route 5. As Mrs. Woy's vehicle entered the roadway from the Southbound shoulder, crossed over lane No. 2 and made a left turn towards the parking lot of the 7-11, it was struck in the driver's door by a 1999 Ford F-150, operated by Thomas Edward Adams, Jr., 19 of La Plata, who was traveling Southbound in lane No. 1.

Alcohol and speed do not appear to be contributing factors in the crash, say police.

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Team conducted the investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the primary crash investigator, Corporal Doug Mills, of the Traffic Safety Unit, at (301)863-4816 Ext. 1456.

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