On 12/18/2020 at approximately 11:16 p.m., the Maryland State Police responded to a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident on Morganza Turner Road, just south of Rt 235. Witnesses advised that the vehicle crossed the center yellow lines and left the roadway and struck a tree.

The sole occupant and operator of the vehicle, Joseph Allen Stillwell (43 yr old W/M of Hughesville, MD) was trapped in the driver’s seat, unconscious with no pulse.  Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad responded and began performing life-saving measures on Stilwell and was able to obtain a pulse.  He was transported to St. Mary’s MedStar Hospital in critical condition, he was later transferred to PG Shock Trauma on 12/19/2020 at 4:00 a.m. 

The Leonardtown Barrack was notified by the PG Shock Trauma that Mr. Stillwell died as a result of his injuries on 12/26/2020 at approximately 5:00 a.m.  The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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