On October 1, 2018, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 18000 block of Three Notch Road, in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving an overturned vehicle.  Upon arrival, deputies located the vehicle on top of an embankment with the operator of the vehicle trapped inside.  The operator of the vehicle was ultimately pronounced deceased by paramedics on scene.  The Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Preliminay investigation determined a 2005 Honda Civic operated by David Joseph Johnson, age 24 of Ridge, was traveling northbound on Three Notch Road, in the area of Kessler Way, when for unknown reasons the operator lost control of the vehicle. Johnson crossed the southbound lanes of Three Notch Road, and struck an embankment. The vehicle continued to travel and struck a tree, at which time the vehicle overturned trapping Johnson inside the vehicle. Johnson suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced decased.  At this time speed appears to be a contributing factor in the collision.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or events leading up to the collison is asked to contact Corporal Dale Reppel at (240) 496-6694 or by email at Dale.Reppel@stmarysmd.com. Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

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