Eratic Driver Hits Similar Truck Head-on; One Dead on Scene - Southern Maryland Headline News

Eratic Driver Hits Similar Truck Head-on; One Dead on Scene

Second driver survived and was transported for medical attention
The aftermath of a 2 truck head-on crash in Prince Frederick Friday. The at-fault driver died on the scene. (Photo courtesy of Calvert Co. Sheriff's Office)
The aftermath of a 2 truck head-on crash in Prince Frederick Friday. The at-fault driver died on the scene. (Photo courtesy of Calvert Co. Sheriff's Office)

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (July 23, 2016)—Police in Calvert Co. report that a 2 vehicle head-on crash in Prince Frederick claimed the life of one person Friday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Leah Marie Bucia, 47 year-old female, from Huntingtown. The second driver survived and was transported for medical care.

Police say they received a 911 call at approximately 4:01 p.m. stating that a red Dodge truck was being operated in an erratic manner. The caller said the truck had struck a mailbox on Birch Drive. At 4:03 p.m., the caller said the truck was travelling westbound on Dares Beach Road and passed a vehicle on the double yellow line approaching Terrace Drive. At 4:04 p.m., the caller advised the truck had crossed the double yellow lines on Dares Beach Road, entered the eastbound lane and struck another red Dodge 2500 truck head on.

Calvert County Sheriff's Office units that were responding to attempt to locate the lookout vehicle arrived on scene at approximately 4:06 p.m. Due to the severity of the crash, they immediately requested the Crash Reconstruction Team (CRT).

Members from the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department and the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene and extricated the drivers from the vehicles.

The driver of the at-fault Dodge truck, later identified as Ms. Bucia, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the eastbound red Dodge 2500 truck, David Allen Brown, 37, of Charles Co., was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital.

Anyone who may have witnessed or has any information about this collision is requested to contact Deputy First Class Jeff Hardesty of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office CRT. He can be reached by emailing hardesjm@co.cal.md.us or be calling 410-535-2800.

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