UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Hollywood Motor Vehicle Crash

September 11, 2017

UPDATE: On September 8, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol units were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle collision on St. John’s Road in the area of Daniel Farm Lane in Hollywood. Units arrived on scene to find a single vehicle with two occupants into a utility pole.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene. The preliminary investigation revealed a 2002 GMC Envoy, operated by Michael Emerson, age 41, of Leonardtown, was traveling West on St. John’s Road towards Hollywood Road. A passenger, Carrie Emerson, age 39, of Leonardtown, was in the front passenger seat. The vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons, and the operator attempted to regain control of the vehicle. The operator over-corrected, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway again and strike a utility pole.

The operator was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger was transported by Trooper 6 to Prince George’s Shock Trauma Center for treatment.

At this time speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or any events leading up to the collision is asked to contact Deputy Smith at 301-475-4200 ext. *2328.

9/8/2017: On Friday, September 8, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p..m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, responded to St. Johns Road, in Hollywood for the report of a motor vehicle into a pole.

Crews arrived on scene to discover a vehicle in the roadway that had stuck a utility pole.

Emergency personnel pronounced the driver deceased at the scene, and the passenger was extricated by firefighters and flown to an area trauma center by a Maryland State Police helicopter.

No details of the identity of the driver or passenger are being released a this time.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene.




22 Responses to UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Hollywood Motor Vehicle Crash

  1. Anonymous on September 9, 2017 at 9:17 am

    How…why does one suddenly leave the road under such favorable driving conditions? Please drive safely.

    • me on September 11, 2017 at 7:49 am

      “At this time speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors.”

    • me on September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am

      the article says it all…”At this time speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors.”

      • Anonymous on September 11, 2017 at 5:58 pm

        Didnt before the update slowbus.

  2. AnotherDayInSOMDParadise on September 9, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Prayers go out to the family of this person,it is one thing to show the accident scene but quite another to not to blur out the tag number of the vehicle until the person is identified to the public.

  3. Anonymous on September 10, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Wow, two stupid people in a row. First, they’re doing an investigation to determine why the driver left the road. It could of been a medical emergency. Let’s just pray for the family and wait until the police conclude with the investigation. Secondly, are you really that good that you can read the entire tag number. I didn’t think so. You may be able to see the numbers but not the letters. You need all the numbers and letters to get information. DUH

    • Anonymous on September 11, 2017 at 7:18 am

      bk

    • cheywolf on September 11, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Alcohol and speed, reason the driver left the road way. At least he didn’t take any innocent people with him. I don’t understand, if you are drunk, call an Uber, or a friend, cab somebody besides yourself. Hope the passenger pulls through it. Don’t drink or do drugs while driving!!! It could save your life or someone else’s. I am tied of reading about drunk drivers, especially when there are plenty of other options.

  4. Anonymous on September 10, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    As far as I know you can’t find out who one is by the tags.

    • Anonymous on September 11, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      are you that slow?

  5. patrick on September 11, 2017 at 6:35 am

    once again drinking and driving the trick

  6. Nick on September 11, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Speed and alcohol.
    Damned shame.

  7. Anonymous on September 11, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Drinking and driving will kill you.

  8. Anonymous on September 11, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    It is a shame another person had to learn the hard way that drinking and driving is a deadly combination. At least he didn’t take anyone with him, that is a windy road and a lot of people walk and bike there. Don’t know where he was coming from and don’t know where he was headed but I guarantee Uber or a cab would have cost less then $30. Seems like such a small amount for the life that was taken.

  9. * - * on September 11, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Drunk driving on 4pm on a Fri afternoon?

  10. Eddie on September 11, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Let me tell u all no one is perfect I say over half of u all write this text and drive are talk on the phone drive he was my wife cousin so if u can’t say anything nice don’t say it at all rip Mike Emerson we all love u

    • Anonymous on September 12, 2017 at 4:26 am

      Learn how to spell stupi.

      • Anonymous on September 12, 2017 at 7:59 pm

        You should talk.

    • TellItLikeItIs on September 12, 2017 at 8:31 am

      Was he as educated as you? That would explain a lot.

  11. A Friend on September 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Never ceases to amaze me the ignorant stupid people who troll articles like this and have nothing but harsh BS to spew. Have some respect for the survivor in this accident as well as the family!!! Who knows what happened, the investigation will show. I will guarantee those passing judgement have made some bad decisions at some point in their life no matter what it was. Owning up to it is another thing! RIP Mike Emerson.

  12. werwe on September 12, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Based on speed and alcohol being a factor, why didn’t she drive? Were they both drunk? Maybe he was the least drunk?

    Whatever happened, it’s a damn shame

  13. Anonymous on September 12, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Ok first of all, it says alcohol and speed MAY be a factor. It could have been something else, you don’t know. So don’t judge a book by it’s cover. And second of all how do you know if he was drinking while driving? May be a factor can mean it wasn’t that at all. That it looked as if it was that. It’s possible it wasnt. Yes drinking and driving is bad I agree, but nothing is set in stone here. They tried to correct themselves and lost control of the vehicle. Maybe he was sleepy. Once again don’t judge a book by it’s cover.