Fatal Accident in Calvert County

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Fatal Accident in Calvert County


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By Calvert County Sheriff's Office

On March 2, 2013 at approximately 1329 hrs, members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Rt 261 in the area of Bristol Dr., Calvert County, MD for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles. Upon arrival units located a 2005 Honda Pilot with an entrapped driver and a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 had been involved in a collision. Both of the vehicles had extensive damage as a result of the collision.

Preliminary investigation indicated the GMC, operated by Shirley Thompson a 74 year old male of Chesapeake Beach, was traveling north on Rt 261 when for unknown reasons at this time crossed the double yellow center line and collided with the Honda, operated by Stephen Clagett a 65 year old male of Chesapeake Beach, who was traveling south on Rt261 in the area of Bristol Dr.  Upon the offset head on collision both vehicles came to rest on the south bound side of Rt 261. Clagett was extricated from his vehicle and was transported to Prince Georges County Trauma Center by Maryland State Police Trooper 6 with serious injuries. Thompson was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

Cpl. Phelps of the Crash Reconstruction Team is conducting an investigation of the collision. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at 410-535-2800.

The Sheriff's Office extends it's condolence' to the Thompson family and for the speedy recovery of Stephen Clagett. 

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