Driver Rolls Car, Flees Leaving Unconscious Passenger Behind - Southern Maryland Headline News

Driver Rolls Car, Flees Leaving Unconscious Passenger Behind


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Oct. 17, 2016)—Police are investigating a single vehicle accident which occurred early Sunday morning in Lexington Park. The driver, who was believed to be speeding and under the influence of a mind-altering chemical, fled the scene after he rolled the car, leaving his unconscious passenger behind.

On October 16, , at approximately 2:51 a.m., St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office patrol units were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle collision on Pegg Road in the area of Pegg Lane. Patrol units arrived on scene to find a 2000 Toyota Camry overturned on its roof. Witnesses reported seeing a subject flee from the vehicle and inside the vehicle another subject was located trapped and unconscious. The subject trapped in the motor vehicle was transported to a hospital with serious injuries, and deputies are seeking the identity of the subject who the fled the scene on foot.

Due to the severity of the collision, the Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation indicates the 2000 Toyota Camry was traveling southbound on Pegg Road at a high rate of speed. The vehicle failed to negotiate a bend in the roadway, struck a curb, and continued traveling southbound. The vehicle then struck a concrete island where the vehicle overturned.

At this time, both speed and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Cpl. Brandon Foor #235 at 301-475-4200, *ext. 2265.

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