UPDATE 4/10/2022 @2:30 p.m. via St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office: On April 10, 2022, at 3:10 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 30000 block of Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving several vehicles. Deputies arrived on the scene and located three vehicles involved in the collision and one vehicle operator was declared deceased on the scene by emergency medical personnel.  The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined a 2002 Mercedes sedan operated by Calvin Lavalle Shubrooks, age 59 of Great Mills, was traveling northbound on Three Notch Road and failed to stop for a red light at the intersection of Golden Beach Road. Shubrooks struck a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse operated by William Howard Brown, age 76 of Mechanicsville, and then struck a 2016 Honda Accord operated by Gerell Terrence Shingles, age 31 of Mechanicsville. Both the Traverse and Accord were stationary at the red light. Brown was declared deceased on the scene and Shubrooks was transported to an area trauma center by helicopter, where he was pronounced deceased. Shingles were transported by ambulance to an area trauma center for treatment.

At this time, speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors in the collision. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Deputy First Class Matthew Beyer at (301) 475-4200 extension 78005.


Charlotte Hall, MD- On April 10th at 2:48 am, Hughesville Volunteers were alerted to the area of Three Notch Rd and Golden Beach Road in St. Mary’s County for the motor vehicle collision with people trapped. Squad 2 made the response.

Squad 2 and Mechanicsville Volunteers arrived on the scene to find a three-vehicle collision with one vehicle on its side. Squad 2 quickly went to work stabilizing one vehicle and extricating the driver. As a result of the collision, one person was pronounced deceased on the scene and the second driver was flown out due to the extent of their injuries.

Maryland State Police Aviation transported the driver to a local area trauma center. The scene was turned over to law enforcement for investigation and Squad 2 cleared the scene.

This is a developing story…


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