On Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at 4:21 pm, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash on Three Notch Road (Route 235) near the intersection of King James Parkway in Lexington Park. Deputies arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a tree with the operator receiving life-saving measures. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined a 2012 Toyota Sienna, operated by Mervyn Earl Hampton, age 91 of Scotland, MD, was traveling southbound on Three Notch Road toward Trapp Road. For unknown reasons, Hampton’s vehicle left the roadway, struck multiple small shrubs and crashed into a large tree. Hampton was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown where he was pronounced deceased.

At this time, speed and alcohol are not considered to be contributing factors in the crash.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or any events leading up to the collision is asked to call Corporal Jason Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. 72328 or email jason.smith@stmarysmd.com.


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