by David M. Higgins II, Publisher

UPDATE 8/12/2020 @ 12:20 p.m. via the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office: On Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, at 6:02 am, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a motor vehicle collision at Piney Point Road and Take It Easy Ranch Road in Callaway. The Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

A preliminary investigation determined that a Chevrolet S10 pickup truck, operated by Joseph Quade, 73 of Callaway, attempted to turn left from Piney Point Road onto Take It Easy Ranch Road. While making the turn, the vehicle was struck by a Toyota Sequoia SUV, operated by Andrew Rogers, 33 of Callaway.

Joseph Quade, the operator of the Chevy S10, and passenger John Quade, 79 of Callaway, were both flown out to Washington DC area hospitals for incapacitating injuries. At Washington Hospital Center, Joseph Quade was later pronounced deceased. Rogers was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for non-incapacitating injuries.

At this time, speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the collision.

UPDATE @8:33 a.m. via Hollywood VFD Facebook: Just after 6 am, Rescue Squad 7 was dispatched to the 20400 block of Piney Point Road for a Motor Vehicle Accident with people trapped. Rescue Squad 7 and Chief 7B responded shortly after dispatch with 6 Volunteers. First arriving units from 2nd District VFD arrived to find a 2 vehicle collision with 1 trapped and 1 pinned. Rescue Squad 7 arrived on the scene and went to work with engine 32 assisting with the extrication. The crew removed doors, the roof, and pushed the dash to free the trapped and pinned occupants. Both patients were turned over to EMS and transported by MSP Aviation to a Trauma Center. Rescue Squad 7 picked up and returned to service. Chief 6A held the Command.

Images courtesy of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

Callaway, MD- Piney Point Road at Take It Easy Ranch is closed due to a serious motor vehicle crash.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office states there are two vehicles, with one in a ditch, and also possible entrapment. A MEDEVAC has been called for two patients.

Watch for emergency vehicles and personnel, expect delays in the area and landing zone.

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...