Another Life Lost on a Local Roadway

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Maryland State Police in La Plata are investigating a crash that has left a young Calvert man dead.

Rescue crews responded to a serious motor vehicle crash along MD Route 231 in the area of Bucktown Road in Hughesville around 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4.

Investigation revealed a silver 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by David Michael Krankowski, 20 of St. Leonard, was traveling westbound Maryland Route 231.  In a no passing zone, Krankowski was passing other vehicles traveling westbound Maryland Route 231. 

A 2004 Ford Econoline Van driven by Dean Allen Justice, 52 of Huntingtown, was traveling eastbound Maryland Route 231.  The driver of the Eclipse lost control subsequently colliding with the Ford van. Krankowski, the driver of the Eclipse was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Mr. Justice was flown by MSP Helicopter to Prince George's Shock Trauma with non-life threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation. has learned that Route 231 in both east and west directions in the area of Bucktown Road in Hughesville has been closed due to a major accident on the roadway. Maryland State Police are on the scene.

More information to follow as it becomes available...


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