8/8/2016: On Friday, August 5, 2016, Calvert County Circuit Court Judge E. Gregory Wells sentenced Catherine Frances Lyon, of Huntingtown to 20 years for for the deaths of of John Henrik Fauerby, 64 and Lynne Frances Rosenbusch, 58, both of Clarksburg in Calvert County last October.
Lyon pleaded guilty to two counts of negligent manslaughter by motor vehicle. The couple died after being struck from behind by Lyon’s Jeep on Tobacco Road near Chesapeake Beach.
Judge Wells gave Lyon 10 years in jail for each count and suspended all but 18 months of each count. Wells also imposed five years probation.
11/2/2015: On October 31, 2015 at 2:57 p.m., units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Tobacco Rd and Tobacco Lane, Chesapeake Beach Calvert County, Maryland in reference to a crash involving a motor vehicle and bicyclists.
A preliminary investigation revealed the following:
Two subjects, later identified as John Henrik Fauerby, 64 and Lynne Frances Rosenbusch, 58 both of Clarksburg, MD, were operating a tandem bicycle northbound on Tobacco Rd. A 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, being operated by Catherine Frances Lyon, 62 of Huntingtown, was also traveling northbound on Tobacco Rd. The Jeep came up from behind the bicycle and struck it in the rear. As a result of the collision, both Fauerby and Rosenbusch were ejected from the bicycle. Due to the injuries from the collision, Rosenbusch was pronounced deceased on the scene by medical personnel. Fauerby was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
During the investigation it was determined that Lyon was operating the Jeep under the influence of alcohol.
Lyon was arrested and charged with multiple traffic and criminal charges including Driving Under the Influence and Homicide by Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence. Lyon was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center to await a hearing before the District Court Commissioner.
Corporal Thomas Phelps and other members of the Crash Reconstruction Team are conducting an investigation of the collision. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Cpl. Phelps at 410-535-2800.
The couple were married for 35-years, and belonged to a cyclist group called the Frederick Pedalers.
Lyon went before a District Court Commissioner and bail was set at $200,000. Lyon was released after posting the established bond pending further action by judicial authorities.