UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Motorcycle Accident

August 30, 2014

fatal crashUPDATE 10:45 p.m – Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 6:20 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Route 5 and Thompson’s Corner Road near the 84 Lumber in Mechanicsville, for a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a dump truck.

The driver of the motorcycle, identified as Jose Luis Fuentes, 30, of Washington DC, was dead on the scene.

Members of the SMCSO Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

Preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the motorcycle, 2014 Harley Davidson, was traveling north on Route 5 when it struck the rear of a 1996 Ford dump truck being operated by Robert Dade of Mechanicsville. The dump truck had just turned left from Thompsons Corner Road onto Route 5 when the collision occurred. The driver of the motorcycle was ejected. No other injuries were reported.

At this time, speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors on the part of the driver of the motorcycle. Failure to yield right of way appears to be a contributing factor on the part of the driver of the dump truck. A commercial motor carrier inspection was completed on the dump truck.

Additional details will be released as they are developed.

UPDATE 7:05 p.m. – Northbound Three Notch Road at Thompsons Corner Road will be shut down for a fatal collision for several hours.

On Saturday, August 30, 2014 at approximately 6:15 p.m., police and rescue personnel responded the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving a dump truck and a motorcycle.

The accident is reported to in the north bound lanes of Three Notch Road in the area of Thompsons Corner Road in Mechanicsville.

Police on the scene confirmed the motorcyclist deceased.

No word yet on the identity of the cyclist or the cause of the crash.

More details to follow as they become available.