Calvert County Teen in Roadway Struck and Killed

February 7, 2017
Anthony G. Vidal, 15, of Saint Leonard

Anthony G. Vidal, 15, of Saint Leonard

Maryland State Police are continuing an investigation into a Calvert County fatal crash that occurred Saturday night when a teenager in the roadway was struck and killed.

The victim is identified as Anthony G. Vidal, 15, of Saint Leonard. He was transported by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Children’s Hospital, where he later died.

The driver is identified as Dawn L. Venis, 37, of Prince Frederick, Md. She was not injured.

No charges have been filed. Upon completion of the ongoing crash investigation, it will be forwarded to the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office for review to determine if charges are warranted and what those charges will be.

Just after 9:00 p.m. on February 4, 2017, Maryland state troopers from the Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the report of a traffic crash involving a pedestrian in the area of Flag Harbor Blvd. and Calvert Blvd. in Saint Leonard. Responding troopers found EMS personnel treating a juvenile, later identified as Vidal.

The preliminary State Police investigation indicates Venis was driving a Jeep Wrangler when she saw something in the roadway. She apparently attempted to avoid striking the object, later identified as Vidal, but was unable to do so. The preliminary investigation indicates Vidal was kneeling or lying in the roadway and was wearing dark clothing.

Troopers from the Prince Frederick Barrack and the State Police Crash Team continued the investigation at the scene and learned Vidal had been attending a party in the area. The party reportedly involved alcohol use by those attending, including minors.

Troopers from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division responded to assist with interviewing witnesses. Troopers are continuing to follow up leads regarding the incident.

Witnesses to the collision or those having information regarding underage drinking in the area are urged to call the Prince Frederick Barrack at 410-535-1400 and relay any information to TFC Davis.



 

26 Responses to Calvert County Teen in Roadway Struck and Killed

  1. Anonymous on February 7, 2017 at 11:45 am

    The homeowners where the party was held should be charged with something. They are just as responsible as the driver.

    • Rebecca Pennington on February 7, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      Sure, and they should have instructed everyone not to kneel, or lie down in the roadway. You are a fricken enabler for those that can’t accept responsibility for their own actions. I bet your are wearing a Hillary 2016 tshirt right now. Like Hillary, you are a loser!

      • Anonymous on February 9, 2017 at 4:08 pm

        Please be respectful in lieu of what has happenned to the Vidal family. No need to bring up politics nor there’s a need to call people names.

      • Responsibility on February 10, 2017 at 8:22 am

        What does an intoxicated 15 year old have to do with Hillary? You are a moron. The kid, who shouldn’t have been drinking *probably* didn’t even know he was in the road. Let the police do their job and let the facts come out. But to your point, why would wearing a Hillary shirt make anyone a loser? She did win the popular vote— if you are interested in facts, but let’s leave politics for an actual political thread.

        • Chibbs on February 10, 2017 at 9:57 am

          Probably because a lot of drunk 15 year old kids supported Hillary. Go hide in the freezer, snowflake!

          • Anonymous on February 11, 2017 at 6:19 pm

            Just like the rapists support the rapist in chief, Trump

    • Anonymous on February 7, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      The driver isn’t responsible. But whoever gave him alcohol should be held accountable.

    • Seth on February 7, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      And what if they weren’t even home..you don’t have a clue of any circumstances, but were gonna see all the know it alls come out and post about something they’re clueless on.

      • Responsibility on February 10, 2017 at 8:25 am

        It doesn’t matter. As parents, you are responsible for the actions of your children AND your home. ‘Sorry your honor, I wasn’t home’ sure as heck isn’t going to fly in a court – if the parents weren’t home.

    • Anonymous on February 8, 2017 at 6:24 am

      STFU

    • Anonymous on February 8, 2017 at 6:29 am

      the driver is responsible of nothing…IDIOT..play stupid games win stupid prizes..lay in the road, get hit.

      • Jimenez on February 13, 2017 at 10:13 pm

        Where you there? Did you just call him an idiot? Dont act like you know what you are talking about, its not right. None of it. But you cant go around calling him an idiot. hes my bestfriend

    • cheywolf on February 8, 2017 at 8:24 am

      Why, maybe they were not present and had no clue their kids were throwing a party. So quick to blame when you don’t have the facts.

      • Anonymous on February 14, 2017 at 3:39 pm

        I’m sure you dont have “the facts” either, nobody was at there. It was just the person who hit him. So stop trying to blame someone if you werent even there. Thanks (:

    • Sweety B on February 8, 2017 at 8:55 am

      I agree with your first statement and totally disagree with your second. If this kid was drunk and laying in the middle of the road, at night, while wearing dark clothing, the poor driver who hit him is NOT responsible for his death. Unfortunately, it appears as though the young man is responsible (at least in part) for his own demise. How sad!

      • Chibbs on February 10, 2017 at 9:58 am

        Boom!

      • cheywolf on February 10, 2017 at 10:36 am

        I was talking about anonymous blaming the parents, not the driver or the kid.
        Very sad indeed Sweety B

        • Sweety B on February 11, 2017 at 2:52 pm

          Cheywolf,

          I was responding to the 1st post on this story and not your post. The way this site shows the replies can be a bit misleading.

    • Anonymous on February 8, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      “…Vidal was kneeling or lying in the roadway and was wearing dark clothing.”

      I don’t think the driver will be found at fault.

      • Rocky on February 14, 2017 at 7:02 am

        Always the “blame Game” – who can we blame? How about it no longer matters now because this kid’s life is over.

        Time to grieve. Time to support the family. Time to start the healing – Not to blame.

    • Jacob Jones on February 9, 2017 at 3:23 am

      If you read what MSP said about the young boy they driver will not be charged nor should be charged with anything. Yes they did strike the you boy who was as the Troopers said “kneeling or lying in the roadway and was wearing dark clothing” I agree the homeowners should have something handed down to them but not the driver, they tried to avoid the him and now they must live with this for the rest of there life.

  2. Anonymous on February 7, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Maybe they weren’t home. Don’t judge without all the facts. And it said the driver tried to avoid what was in roadway, it sucks this young man lost his life but why should there be charges to the driver for what is apparently a tragic accident. I come up on people walking along long Beach all the time in dark clothing and it’s a shock when they pop out of the darknesss

  3. Anonymous #13 on February 7, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    I don’t think the woman who hit him was responsible. He was wearing dark clothes in the roadway. I’m sure she feels absolutely terrible about it. IF there were adults in the house at the time they should be charged; however, if no adults were there, only teenagers, the homeowner should know not to leave a house with a bunch of teenagers. They find ways to get into trouble on their own.

  4. Anonymous on February 9, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    25 mph speed limit where the accident happened… I don’t know but kneeling or not, I could have avoided a person on the road.

    • Chibbs on February 10, 2017 at 10:01 am

      With your Ninja like reflexes, right? You may be a superhero, but don’t know it!

  5. Anonymous on February 13, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    The oarty was on the beach, not in a house