UPDATE: Owings Accident Turns Fatal

January 24, 2013


UPDATE 1/24/2013: On January 22 at approximately 11:16 p.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team responded to Lower Marlboro Road and Academy Drive in Owings for the report of a vehicle crash with an ejection. Upon their arrival, they located a 2000 Ford Ranger pick-up truck in the yard of a residence located on Lower Marlboro Road.

Through the on scene investigation it was determined the operator of the vehicle, Arian Leigh Howard, 23 of Anne Arundel County, was traveling westbound on Lower Marlboro Road in the area of Academy Drive. As the vehicle entered into the curve, the driver lost control for an unknown reason, and the vehicle crossed the double yellow line from the eastbound lane and went off the roadway and became airborne. The vehicle landed and rolled over several times. During the roll over the passenger of the vehicle, Mark Ellis Grace III, 25 of Owings, was ejected from the vehicle and continued to slide through the yard and came to rest against a tree. Grace was transported from the scene to Calvert Memorial Hospital and C.P.R. was in progress. Grace was later transported to Baltimore Shock Trauma. Mark Ellis Grace, has died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash. Howard was transported to Prince George’s Hospital Center. At this time it is believed alcohol, speed and driver error are all contributing factors involved with this crash.

The crash is being investigated by the Crash Reconstruction Team.

1/23/2013 12:40a.m.: On Tuesday, January 22, at 11:20 pm, fire and rescue workers from Huntingtown, Dunkirk and North Beach were dispatched to the 2700 block of Lower Marlboro Road in Owings, for a report of a serious motor vehicle accident involving a red Ford Ranger that had rolled over multiple times after leaving the roadway. One person was ejected from the vehicle and found lying on the ground.

One patient was transported by ambulance to Calvert Memorial Hospital and the other was transported to an trauma center by Trooper 2.

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8 Responses to UPDATE: Owings Accident Turns Fatal

  1. ashley robinson on January 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    R.i.p mark u were like family to the robinsons ull be missed

    • Anonymous on January 23, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Does anyone know if anyone really died? Is anyone ok?

    • cary` on January 24, 2013 at 6:37 am

      sorry about your loss ashley, i knew mark too and he was a cool dude

  2. Curtis Millsap on January 23, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    We will all miss you Mark!! youll allways have a place in our heart. Love you lil homie

    • Jena on January 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      Sorry for your loss :( So sad to hear!

  3. Valerie McLaughlin on January 24, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I wish these pictures would be removed. Especially where fatalities are involved. Bless these families.

    • Anna Franklin on January 25, 2013 at 11:05 am

      Although I agree the pictures are sad, but it is also a reminder to others what alcohol can do. These pictures do not voilate any laws or HIPPA.

  4. kevin sweeney on January 24, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    r.i.p. mark you will be missed.