By: David M. Higgins II

Update 1:00 p.m. from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office:

On July 20, 2019, at 11:14 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the reported motor vehicle collision in the 27400 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of Harpers Corner Road in Mechanicsville.

Deputies arrived on scene and were advised by Marvin Leander Jones Jr., age 49 of Waldorf,  that he was driving on Three Notch Road when another vehicle collided with his vehicle, however, he was unable to locate the other vehicle. Deputies began checking the area and observed motorcycle debris. Deputies quickly located an injured subject who was lying in bushes, off the roadway.  

2018 Public photo from Mr. Gilmore’s Facebook Page

The individual was later identified as Steven Marcus Gilmore, age 22 of Mechanicsville.  Lifesaving measures were attempted on the scene however Gilmore ultimately succumbed to his injuries. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

The preliminary investigation determined Jones was traveling southbound on Three Notch Road operating a 2013 Dodge Durango. Gilmore was also traveling southbound on Three Notch Road operating a 2018 Suzuki GSX motorcycle. For unknown reasons Gilmore ran into the back of the Durango, causing Gilmore’s motorcycle to leave the roadway, strike a curb, and Gilmore being ejected from the motorcycle.

At this time speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors in the collision.  Anyone with information on the collision is asked to contact Corporal Christopher Beyer at (301) 475-4200 extension *8004 or by email at 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.

UPDATE 12:30 p.m.- The Southern Maryland Chronicle has confirmed that the rider of the motorcycle died at the scene. We are withholding the name and images of the crash out of respect for the family. That information will be provided by the Sheriff’s Office in their official statement when released.

Mechanicsville, MD- At 11:20 Saturday, July 20, 2019, St. Mary’s County 9-1-1 Emergency dispatch was notified of a motorcycle crash with injuries on Three Notch Road at Harpers Corner Road.

Advanced Life Support was directed to the scene and the road was closed for approximately five(5) hours. At this time we know CPR was performed on an individual at the scene.

The crash is under investigation with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and any more information will be published once received. We have inquired as to the confirmed status of the rider with the Sheriff’s Office.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...