Teen Killed in Head-on Collision

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On July 12, 2010 at approximately 4:00 p.m., a 2003 Honda Civic driven by Shelby Wood, 16 of Leonardtown, was traveling southbound on Point Lookout Road between St. Andrew's Church Road and Fairgrounds Road in Leonardtown. 

Wood's vehicle was struck from the rear by a 1996 Lincoln Town Car driven by Justin Macrae, 28 of Leonardtown.  The collision sent Wood's vehicle into the northbound travel lane of Point Lookout Road where it collided with a 2003 Honda Pilot driven by David Butler, 45 of Mechanicsville. Wood’s vehicle then traveled sideways back into the southbound lane of Point Lookout Road where it collided with a northbound 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by Richard Schmidt, 49 of Hollywood.

Wood was transported by ambulance to St. Mary's Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.  Schmidt was transported by ambulance to St. Mary's Hospital.  Macrae and Butler were not transported to the hospital. 

Members of the St. Mary's County Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.  Preliminary investigation indicates speed and alcohol are not believed to be contributing factors at this time.  Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact DFC Timothy Reese at (301) 475-4200 ext. 9115.

Route 5 Reopens after Head-on Collision
Route 5 has just reopened as of 7:50 p.m. on July 12.  Expect heavy delays in the area.

Details of the accident will be forthcoming once they are released by authorities.

Route 5 Shut-Down Due to Head-on Collision is on the scene of a serious head-on collision on Route 5 south of Route 4, St. Andrews Rd. The accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. on July 12.

Traffic is stopped in both directions. Northbound traffic is being diverted onto Fairgrounds Road, southbound traffic is being diverted onto Route 4. Reconstruction investigators are on the scene. The roadway will remain closed until after the investigation is concluded.

No other information is available at this time.

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