By: David M. Higgins II. Publisher/Staff Writer
(UPDATE 3/2/2020 @ 1:00 p.m.LEONARDTOWN, MD) – Maryland State Police from Leonardtown Barrack is investigating a crash that claimed the life of a 58-year old man from South Carolina.
The deceased is identified as David Vukmer, 58, the driver of a 2014 Hyundai Veloster, registered in South Carolina. Vukmer was pronounced deceased on the scene by emergency medical service providers and transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy.
On Saturday, February 29, 2020 at approximately 8:00 p.m., troopers responded to a crash in the area of the 23,000 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. The preliminary investigation indicates the Veloster, operated by Vukmer, was traveling southbound on Point Lookout Road when for reasons unknown, traveled off of the roadway, into a ditch and became airborne, striking two separate trees. The vehicle came to rest on its roof approximately 15 feet from the second tree.
The driver, later identified as Vukmer, was pronounced deceased on the scene. Police believe he was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
State police ask anyone with information relevant to this crash to contact the Leonardtown Barrack at 301-475-8955. The investigation continues…
UPDATE 2/29/2020: Point Lookout Road between St. Margarets Drive and Fairgrounds Road was reopened at 12:17 a.m. We will update more info when released by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.
Leonardtown, MD,2/29/2020 – At 8:01 p.m. the St. Mary’s County 9-1-1 was alerted to a motor vehicle crash on Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown near St. Margarets Drive.
Units arrived on the scene to find a motor vehicle that had gone off the road into the woods. One occupant of the vehicle was found unresponsive. A MEDEVAC was requested but was canceled when it was determined the victim had passed away at the scene.
The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has sent out a NIXLE alert asking the public to expect delays and expect road closures. The area will be closed for an undetermined time for accident reconstruction.
Watch for emergency vehicles and personnel, and find an alternate route.
This is a developing story and we will bring you updates when released.