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Driver falls asleep at wheel resulting in fatal collision

 

Troopers from the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack responded to MD Rt. 234 on October 28th, at 1:36 a.m. in the area of Delozier Lane in Mechanicsville for the report of a motor vehicle collision. 
 
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 Chevrolet Duramax truck operated by 24 year old Jeremy Ryan Hunley of St. Mary's County was traveling eastbound on MD Rt. 234 west of Delozier Lane. A 2004 Chrysler Sebring operated by 21 year old Matthew Mason Truitt of Calvert County along with 22 year old passenger Tiffany Danielle Henderson also of Calvert County was traveling westbound on MD Rt. 234 west of Delozier Lane. The operator of the Chevrolet truck fell asleep and entered the westbound lane of MD Rt. 234. The operator of the Chrysler attempted to take evasive maneuvers and entered the eastbound lane of MD Rt. 234 in an attempt to avoid the Chevrolet truck.  The operator of the Chevrolet truck woke up and swerved back into the eastbound lane.  The Chevrolet truck collided into the passenger side of the Chrysler.  After the collision, the Chevrolet truck entered a ditch/culvert and overturned. The Chrysler also left the roadway and came to rest in a ditch on the eastbound side of MD Rt. 234. 

Tiffany Henderson was ejected from the vehicle and succumbed to her injuries on the scene.  Matthew Truitt was transported to Prince George's Hospital via MSP helicopter Trooper 7.  Jeremy Hunley refused treatment.  The collision is being investigated by TFC Mersman, Maryland State Police- Leonardtown Barrack.  The State's Attorney was notified of the collision and responded to the scene.  The Maryland State Highway Administration responded to the scene and assisted with the road closure and traffic detour.  At this time, it appears that alcohol is not a factor in this collision.   

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