Woman involved in police chase crash dies from injuries


All photos courtesy of the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

Update 3/9/19

On March 9, 2019, Carol Jean Anderson, age 87 of Leonardtown, succumbed to the injuries sustained in the motor vehicle collision on March 3, 2019.  Sheriff Tim Cameron and members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office want to express our condolences to the Anderson family and our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is actively working with the Office of the State’s Attorney regarding additional criminal charges on Machiavelli Tyzhae Savoy.

Update 3/4/19

On March 3, 2019, at approximately 12:44 p.m. law enforcement officers located Machiavelli Tyzhae Savoy, age 20 of Lexington Park, operating a vehicle in the area of Midway Drive in Lexington Park. Savoy is wanted on numerous outstanding warrants, to include Handgun on Person, Handgun in a Vehicle, and Loaded Handgun in Vehicle. Officers attempted to take Savoy into custody, however Savoy refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, Savoy lost control of the vehicle he was operating while negotiating a curve on Pegg Road.  Savoy’s vehicle crossed the centerline of the roadway, and was struck by another vehicle. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined a 1995 GMC Jimmy, operated by Machiavelli Tyzhae Savoy, was traveling northbound on Pegg Road when Savoy lost control of the vehicle in the area of West Westbury Boulevard. Savoy’s vehicle crossed the centerline, and entered the southbound lanes of travel, where it was struck by a 2016 Volkswagen Beetle, operated by Carol Jean Anderson, age 87 of Leonardtown. Both operators sustained incapacitating injuries, and were transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital; both operators were subsequently transported to area trauma centers for further treatment and remain in critical condition. Located on Savoy’s person prior to being transported to the hospital was a loaded handgun; other items of evidence were also recovered from the vehicle. Additional charges are pending review with the Office of the State’s Attorney.  At this time speed, driver error, and attempting to elude arrest appear to be contributing factors in the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or events leading up to the collision are asked to contact Corporal Brian Connelly at (301) 475-4200 extension *8031, or by email at

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. - A police chase resulted in a serious motor vehicle crash, Sunday afternoon, authorities say. 

On March 3, just before 1:00 p.m., Pegg Road in the area of Great Mills Road was reported closed due to a serious motor vehicle accident. According to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened during a police chase in Lexington Park.

Pegg Road remains closed in the area of West Westbury Boulevard and Forest Run Drive while authorities investigate. 

A police report regarding the events leading up to the crash is pending. 

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