News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Feb. 18, 2019 update: The driver of a vehicle in a collision on Feb. 7, 2019 passed away yesterday, Feb. 17, 2019. The parents of Kyle Andrew Capps, 20 of Mechanicsville, would like to share with the public that several of his organs were successfully harvested and donated so that others may continue to live.

Mechanicsville, MD- On Feb. 7, 2019 at 8:09 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a single vehicle into a tree. Units arrived on the scene to find a Ford Focus had left the roadway and struck a tree, trapping the driver. Fire and EMS personnel removed the driver from the vehicle and the St. Mary’s County Collision Reconstruction Unit members were called to the scene.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2009 Ford Focus, operated by Kyle Andrew Capps, 20 of Mechanicsville, was traveling southbound on Thompsons Corner Road. The vehicle had just negotiated a sharp curve in the area of Bethel Church Road when the operator lost control of the vehicle. The car crossed the centerline and ran off the northbound edge of the road where it struck a tree, trapping the driver inside.

The driver was transported from the scene to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown and then transferred to Washington Hospital Center for further treatment.

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 crash are asked to contact Cpl. Brian Connelly at 301-475-4200, ext. *8031 or email

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