On May 7, 2019, at approximately 10:20 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the reported single motor vehicle collision with entrapment in the 38600 block of Mt. Wolf Road in Charlotte Hall.

Upon arrival a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder operated by Sergio Manuel Hernandez, age 37 of Charlotte Hall, was found to have left the roadway and struck a tree. Hernandez, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, advised deputies on the scene he swerved to avoid striking deer, and his vehicle left the roadway.

Hernandez was flown to an area trauma center where he succumbed to his injuries. 

 At this time speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the collision. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation.

Courtesy of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Deputy First Class Jason Smith at (301) 475-4200 extension *2328 or by email at Jason.Smith@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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