Police in Prince Frederick Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

July 12, 2017

On July 11, 2017 at approximately 7:05 p.m., the Calvert Control Center broadcast a personal injury motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Dares Beach Road and Dares Wharf Road in Prince Frederick.  Trooper Stull from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack was the first trooper to arrive at the scene.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Daniel Fred  O’Connell, 68, was driving a 1971 Chevrolet El Camino heading westbound on Dares Beach Rd.  O’Connell’s adult son was a passenger in the vehicle.  As the El Camino was approaching Dares Wharf Rd, a 2008 Lincoln Navigator driven by Donald Raymond King Jr, 35, made a left turn attempting to proceed onto Dares Wharf Rd.  In the vehicle with King was his eight year old daughter.  Both drivers attempted to avoid the collision but were unable to do so.  O’Connell and his passenger were transported by ambulance to Calvert Memorial Hospital.  King and his passenger were uninjured and were not transported by EMS.

On the way to the hospital, O’Connell’s condition rapidly deteriorated and the ambulance personnel contacted Syscom for a medevac flight.  The ambulance met MSP Trooper #2 at the corner of Dares Beach Rd and Route 4.  O’Connell was transported to PG Shock Trauma where he later died from injuries.

The case is still under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact Tpr. K. Stull at the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack (410) 535-1400.  Case # 17-MSP-029173


14 Responses to Police in Prince Frederick Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

  1. GARY on July 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Kind of a blind spot there, Sad.

    • cheywolf on July 13, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Even more reason to be cautious before pulling out.

    • Citizen on July 14, 2017 at 6:53 am

      Blind spot?

  2. cheywolf on July 13, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Why is it that the idiot who was in the wrong always walks away, but kills the innocent. Plus apparently Mr. King had no regard for his 8 year old daughter. This “accident” all could have been avoided if Mr. King had a little more patience and waited for traffic to be clear enough for him to pull out in traffic going at least 50mph.
    Reminder to all cars do not stop on a dime, especially traveling 50mph. It is not worth anyone’s life, people need to start thinking when they are behind the wheel of a 4000lb weapon. Vehicle manslaughter and reckless endangerment of a child charges should be brought against Mr. King.

    Prayers to the O’Connell’s family. A tragedy that could have been avoided.

    • Arrogant Liberal on July 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Time to outlaw all vehicles. Lets martch on Washington to ban cars cuz they are too dangerous and kill too many people. We need 7 day background checks before you can get behind the wheel.

    • Anonymous on July 13, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      Perhaps we should ban all these “4000lb weapons”.

    • Tom on July 13, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      Way to be the one to point the blame where unintended tragedy is involved. It says both drivers attempted to avoid the collision. If you weren’t there, you have no room to talk. Prayers to all and their families.

    • Anonymous #13 on July 13, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      It sounds like you witnessed this accident. Why not contact Trooper Stull and let him know what happened. Or maybe you have something against Mr. King. This is a tragedy for all involved.

    • Anonymous on July 14, 2017 at 7:32 am

      I agree 100%, in hurry for what..
      to get to Giant. The one at fault always survive.

    • Bob Lob Law on July 16, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      You’re an idiot

  3. Michael gray Jr on July 13, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Were you there? No, you weren’t so shut your mouth I’m so sick of you idiots on here reading a tiny article from a rag news article and you go off that. You weren’t there and don’t know what happend nor the true circumstances so shut your damn mouth and stop ASSuming. POST YOUR REAL NAME CHEYWOLF you always got something smart to say but never the nuts to post your name. Weak little #####.

    • Bob Lob Law on July 17, 2017 at 10:41 am

      LOL This guy is SHOOK!

  4. Alison Rose on July 18, 2017 at 9:49 am

    This is a tragic accident for both parties involved. Prayers to the family who lose their husband and father. Prayers for the other family who will have this on their mind.

    Let’s go back to grade school (‘CHEYWOLF’): If you do not have ANYTHING good to say, do not say it at all. Understand? I have seen other posts that you commented on… nothing POSITIVE. Please stay off the comment boards if you do not have anything to say other than negative comments.

    Negativity makes things worse. Someone lost their loved one. Someone will feel responsible for causing the accident. Stop making matters worse by blaming someone. You were not there.

    STOP IT.

  5. Karen Smith on July 18, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Such a tragic accident. So sorry for the families involved and sending prayers. Wouldn’t it be nice if we as a community could unite, come together, and lift hurting people up a little? No one is perfect and it’s very sad reading all the negative comments and pure hate of some people.