Crews arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle off the roadway which had struck several trees.
According to Huntingtown VFD Chief Jonathan Riffe, a black Acura travelling on Dalrymple Road left the roadway for unknown reasons, struck a guardrail and several trees. The single occupant of the vehicle, a 19-year-old female had to be extricated by rescue crews. The patient was unconscious, unresponsive and not breathing as rescue crews removed her from the vehicle.
The female patient was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she was later pronounced dead.
The identity of the crash victim is being withheld pending notification of kin.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
UPDATE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
On January 22 at approximately 4:31 p.m., units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and the Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the 2300 block of Dalrymple Road in Owings for the report of motor vehicle crash.
On arrival units found that a 2008 Acura TSX had collided with a tree with the driver trapped inside the vehicle. Fire and rescue units responded to the scene and extricated the driver, later identified as Brenn Monet Carter, 19 of Huntingtown. Carter was transported by EMS personnel to Calvert Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
It was determined that the vehicle was traveling north on Dalrymple Road and left the roadway for an unknown reason. The vehicle then slid across the road at an approximate 45 degree angle and struck a tree. The investigation is being handled by Cpl. Wilson of the Crash Reconstruction Team. It has been determined that speed was a contributing factor to the accident.