Chesapeake Beach Man Dies in 2 Car Crash Friday - Southern Maryland Headline News

Chesapeake Beach Man Dies in 2 Car Crash Friday


CALLAWAY, Md. (Dec 15, 2013)—A 24-year-old Chesapeake Beach man perished in a two car accident on Friday morning as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Police identified the man as Steven Ray Sargent. The accident occurred around 8:00 a.m. in the area of Chesapeake Beach Road (MD Route 260) and St Andrews Drive in Chesapeake Beach.

At approximately 08:04 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene in response to a report of a serious motor vehicle crash.

Investigators determined that a 2013 Jeep Wrangler, operated by April Lea Wooden, 38, of Chesapeake Beach, was traveling westbound on MD Route 260 in the area of St. Andrews Drive. As the Jeep approached the intersection, a black 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, operated by Sargent entered the westbound lanes of MD Route 260 in an attempt to make a left turn and continue eastbound. The Eclipse was struck in a side impact collision and both vehicles came to a final rest on the eastbound grass median of MD Route 260 approximately 15 feet from the point of impact.

Sargent was found unresponsive lying in the front passenger seat of the vehicle; he was not wearing his seatbelt. North Beach Volunteer Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene where they determined Sargent to have succumbed to his injuries sustained during the collision.

Mrs. Wooden was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital where she received treatment for minor injuries.

Cpl. Tom Phelps of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Crash Reconstruction Team is conducting the investigation into the events leading up to the collision. Anyone with additional information regarding the incident are asked to contact Cpl. Phelps of CRT at 410-535-2800 or via e-mail at phelpsts@co.cal.md.us.

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