UPDATE: Speed and Alcohol Appear to be Contributing Factors in Motorcycle Crash That Killed 22-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man

July 21, 2019

UPDATE: On July 20, 2019, at 11:14 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the reported motor vehicle collision in the 27400 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of Harpers Corner Road in Mechanicsville.

Deputies arrived on scene and were advised by Marvin Leander Jones Jr., age 49 of Waldorf, that he was driving on Three Notch Road when a motorcycle collided with his vehicle, however, he was unable to locate the motorcycle. Deputies began checking the area and observed motorcycle debris. Deputies quickly located an injured subject who was lying in bushes, off the roadway.

The individual was later identified as Steven Marcus Gilmore, 22 of Mechanicsville.

Lifesaving measures were attempted at the scene however Gilmore ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

A preliminary investigation determined Jones was traveling southbound on Three Notch Road operating a 2013 Dodge Durango. Gilmore was also traveling southbound on Three Notch Road operating a 2018 Suzuki GSX motorcycle. For unknown reasons Gilmore ran into the back of the Durango, causing Gilmore’s motorcycle to leave the roadway, strike a curb, and Gilmore being ejected from the motorcycle.

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

Anyone with information on the collision is asked to contact Corporal Christopher Beyer at (301) 475-4200 extension *8004 or by email at Christopher.Beyer@stmarysmd.com.

7/21/2019 @9:00 a.m.: On Saturday, July 20, 2019, at approximately 11:20 p.m., police responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and Harpers Corner Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.

Police arrived on the scene to find an SUV and motorcycle involved in the crash, and after a brief search for the motorcycle occupant, an adult male was found in a near-by bush with a faint pulse.

Fire and emergency medical services arrived on the scene and advised two vehicles were involved with crews performing life-saving measures on the motorcyclist.

The subject was declared deceased on the scene shortly before midnight.

No other injuries were reported.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and is investigating.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.


98 Responses to UPDATE: Speed and Alcohol Appear to be Contributing Factors in Motorcycle Crash That Killed 22-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man

  1. Anonymous on July 21, 2019 at 11:01 am

    RIP Stevie we gon miss you buddy ❤️

  2. Charles on July 21, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Odds are it’s probably a sport bike

    • Anonymous on July 21, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      Odds are you’re a troll

      • Theish on July 21, 2019 at 2:24 pm

        Exactly! What difference does it make what kind of bike it was?!?! That was just a ridiculous comment! Can’t fix ignorance!

      • Really on July 22, 2019 at 8:13 am

        Adds are Charles is correct. Now you are the Troll.

        • cheryl petro on July 22, 2019 at 8:08 pm

          You all need to grow up. Who care what kind of a bike!! We will never know what precipated the accident. All we know is a family lost a member. Hopefully, none of you will lose a family member or close friend in this manner or any vehicle accident.
          My condolenses to family and friends. His family and friends do not need to hear and see such CRAP from strangers. Unfortunately, it will take something like this to happen to their family and even then, I’m not sure it will make difference in their life… Peace to the family of the young man.

          • Anonymous on July 23, 2019 at 4:49 pm

            WE KNOW SPEED AND ALCOHOL WERE THE FACTORS PERIOD.SUPPOSE HE WOULD HAVE KILLED OTHER PEOPLE WITH HIS CARELESSNESS? YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM BY THINKING THESE COMMENTS ARE CRAP,APPARENTLY YOUR JUST AS IRRESPONSIBLE AND IGNORANT.

    • Eric on July 21, 2019 at 12:42 pm

      Actually mouf….i believe he’s riding a harley on his Facebook page…i already know the type of person you are

      • Anonymous on July 21, 2019 at 6:53 pm

        R.I.P STEVIE WE ARE GOING TO MISS U BUD..

      • Anonymous on July 21, 2019 at 7:10 pm

        Says 2018 Suzuki GSX

      • Anonymous on July 21, 2019 at 7:12 pm

        Actually Mouf it says 2018 Suzuki

      • Truthbetold on July 22, 2019 at 9:53 am

        2018 Suzuki GSX would be a crotch rocket, and NOT a Harley. Just a kid at the age where he thinks he’s invincible, and physics proved him wrong

    • Anonymous on July 21, 2019 at 12:47 pm

      Too bad you’re wrong

    • Pam442 on July 21, 2019 at 12:55 pm

      It was, along with one or more others. They were splitting the cars on the center line before the accident.

    • Anonymous on July 21, 2019 at 2:14 pm

      Indeed it was.

    • Bill on July 21, 2019 at 6:27 pm

      What does that have to do with anything!!!

      • Its true on July 22, 2019 at 8:26 am

        Because many of those on sport bikes drive like jerks.

        • Anonymous on July 24, 2019 at 7:57 am

          I’d say a good 90%

  3. Anonymous on July 21, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Someone has lost their life and ate worried about the kind of motorcycle

    • Gideon Cone on July 21, 2019 at 2:50 pm

      It clearly states in the story what kind of bike it was, this jakalopes didn’t bother to read the story and just spewed forth his cold callous judgmental opinion showing that he will receive the same someday,. Judge not, least they shall be judged

  4. Keeping it Real on July 21, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    No sympathy for this person. They could have easily taken out a family of four. They chose to operate their vehicle while intoxicated. Glad no one was hurt in the process.

    • Bill on July 21, 2019 at 6:29 pm

      Would you still have that idiot stupid attitude if that was your son, brother, daughter, husband or wife???? I F ing doubt it. So shut the F up you POS!!!!

      • Other Bill on July 22, 2019 at 1:41 pm

        I would have the same outlook if it was one of my family members.

    • Jerry W. on July 21, 2019 at 6:44 pm

      Seeings that your not GOD, you yourself have made BAD decisions. The difference is Stevie lost his life because of his bad decision. The rest of us have not. No one has nor will they ask for your sympathy. Stevie can’t read your dumbass comments but the family can. Stevie was a friend to many, including me and family(including my grandson who adored and loved him)he always had a smile on his face or something funny to say. Rest in Paradise young man.
      So until you can walk on water keep your negative and ignorant comments to yourself. The family don’t need to read it.

    • Jerry W on July 21, 2019 at 6:57 pm

      Hey Dumbass sympathy is not for him it’s for his family and friends
      Until you can walk on water keep your negative comments to yourself.
      Your ignorance isn’t needed. I’ll say it again DUMBASS

    • Anonymous on July 22, 2019 at 6:29 am

      You took the time out of your day to say something this horrible about a young man who DIDNT HURT ANYONE. RIP STEVIE.

      • Just saying on July 23, 2019 at 7:36 am

        Based on the comments I’m reading, apparently he DID hurt people. Look at the pain he caused to his family and friends. Cant have it both ways. Cant come in here and talk about the pain his family and friends are dealing with, and then also say “he didnt hurt anyone”. Which is it?

    • Anonymous on July 22, 2019 at 6:55 am

      You are a terrible person! Somebody lost their life so yes there was somebody hurt in the process along with friends and family. I can only hope God saves you from being so evil and cruel.

    • Jerry on July 22, 2019 at 9:53 am

      Ok enough is enough with all of this. First of all it doesn’t say he was intoxicated it say speed an Alcohol appear to be contributing factors which isn’t a fact it’s a statement. An there is no level of alcohol reported. So all that you said was irrelevant an not factual. Now who at 22 years old hasn’t had a drink or two and drove their car/truck home I’ll wait….. I doesn’t matter What he did while riding all that Matters is his family an close friends that knew him. I ride myself an yes I twist my throttle when it’s the right time however all of you that continue to tear down this young man on social media are nothing more then internet bullies. Shut your lips and let his family and friends have their moment. If you don’t you to shall one have a family member in this same situation because karma loves to come back around.

      • Dont drink and drive kids on July 23, 2019 at 7:40 am

        My father was a POS and an alcoholic who walked out on his family when I was 9. Because of this, I have never consumed alcohol (I am 38 years old). So at 22, I in fact have NEVER had a few and gotten behind the wheel. Sorry, not sorry for ruining your justification for drinking and driving. And for the love of all things holy, the word is AND.

    • Sam on July 22, 2019 at 3:50 pm

      Whether in this instance the driver of the ‘pocket rocket’ was not being a responsible driver is irrelevant to many people. If he was not being a responsible driver…being intoxicated might indicate he was irresponsible, then he made a very poor decision as an adult. And out other people, responsible or not, in danger.
      Everybody screws up.
      Per my experience of living in Northern New Jersey and DC suburbs AND in St Mary’s county, the behavior of many ‘pocket rocket’ drivers tends to be irresponsible. On local, state and interstate roads. The thrill of the driving experience overwhelms the sense of responsibility.
      I see and hear it everyday from where I am now living.
      I am also lucky that I didn’t harm anyone when I over-drove cars when I was younger.
      I was irresponsible then …. the deceased was irresponsible when he died.

  5. Aaron on July 21, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    So sad. Drinking and driving never mix well. I know his parents are proud. See how stupid that sounds!? Y’all need to stop with the bs in southern md.

  6. Anonymous on July 21, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Odds are Charles is right.

    • Charles on July 22, 2019 at 11:29 am

      I posted before the article was updated and I had no doubt that it was a sport bike. 9 times out of 10 it’s going to be because they do not ride responsibility. I see them all the time flying down roads with no regard for the safety of themselves or others

  7. Anonymous on July 21, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Someone lost their life and riding like that he could have very well have taken other innocent people out as well… thank God he was the only casualty of his actions

  8. Old biker on July 21, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Speed & alcohol? Yeah they missed out Darwin.

  9. Anonymous on July 21, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    if you dont know him then dont talk about something you dont know rip stevie

    • Anonymous on July 22, 2019 at 4:37 am

      Didn’t know him but we know of his choices!

    • Charles on July 22, 2019 at 8:54 pm

      I’m guessing grammar and punctuation aren’t exactly in your skill set…

  10. Kevin on July 21, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Another crotch rocket. I’m sorry he lost his life but This is why bikers get bad raps

    • Donna on July 22, 2019 at 10:05 am

      EXACTLY, Kevin!!!!!

    • Anonymous on July 22, 2019 at 7:43 pm

      You said it!
      Those crotch rockets DO NOT belong on public roads!

    • Shawn on July 23, 2019 at 7:43 am

      Wake up people. Time to ban all crotch rockets. If we continue to manufacture crotch rockets, they will continue to be used for their intended purpose.

  11. Anonymous on July 21, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    I live on harper’s corner road and it has no painted lines and it’s not even real asphalt. They tar it and throw rocks over it. Not the road to speed on with a bike. I bet it’s the same bike that almost hit me a few weeks ago in that exact same area.

    • anonymous on July 22, 2019 at 10:32 am

      It happened on 235 in the area of Harper’s Corner Road. 235 has asphalt and painted lines.

  12. MikeinMorganza on July 21, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Alcohol and Driving never mix. Alcohol, speed and a motorcycle…nothing good ever comes from it.

    • Duh on July 22, 2019 at 7:35 am

      Yeah but we aint allowed to be speaking troof up in here. You need to just offer condolences, thoughts and prayers, etc. Maybe give an excuse justifying the behavior, and then move on. But thats it

  13. Anonymous on July 21, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    can we just keep your negativity off of here.. his family and friends are in enough pain, you don’t need to add to it

    • Charles on July 22, 2019 at 8:53 pm

      Blah blah blah

    • Anonymous on July 23, 2019 at 9:37 am

      Obviously he wasn’t concerned enough about his family to ride responsibly.

  14. dylan on July 21, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    despite whatever he was doing when he was driving you all who “have no sympathy” or whatever can’t take a second to feel bad and sorry for their friends and family? i’m sure if one of your family members were in this incident you wouldn’t want people bashing your loved one because of whatever happened before the crash or if they were intoxicated. I have no idea who these people are, but if there’s ever a gofundme put it in the comments bc I’ll contribute. I was driving on 235 last night, having to make a u-turn near the scene. hearing the crying outside was just rough. then today there’s people at the scene remembering the person that died. RIP to “stevie” and hopefully the other person in the crash is okay.

  15. ilevy on July 21, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Praying for Steve’s soul, praying for his family asking God to give Steve’s family comfort, Grace and Mercy in their darkest hours. In the name of Jesus.

  16. Darren on July 21, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Steven is a good man. Don’t listen to all those haters

    • Charles on July 22, 2019 at 8:52 pm

      Not so good if he owned a sport bike…

  17. Anonymous on July 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Rip Stevie!! The rude and inconsiderate comments are ridiculous.. it hasn’t even been a day let his family and friends mourn without the negativity

  18. Steph on July 21, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Why don’t you all pray for the family that has lost a son maybe a a child lost his father instead of talking crap about what happened when you where not there so much hate in this world grow up and have respect

  19. Anonymous on July 22, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Didn’t know him but we know of his choices!

  20. Anonymous on July 22, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Rest in peace Stevie. You will remain in our hearts and memories forever.

  21. The reality check everyone needs to hear on July 22, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Alcohol should have never been involved, don’t get me wrong RIP but no sympathy from my way. Condolences and sympathy for your family but not the driver, in a vehicle or on a bike. If you can’t handle your alcohol enough to make adult decisions and NOT operate a vehicle while influenced then why should i feel sympathetic for you? Let alone a bike, they are already dangerous enough, drive them safely and never under the influence, bikers are your exception , they ride all the time, and are 30-50 years old with experience and if they feel too intoxicated they won’t step foot near their bike . Watch out for your lives and many others . Stay safe.

    • Pepperjack on July 22, 2019 at 10:38 pm

      We’ve all made mistakes and this one unfortunately cost him his life…..ALL I HAVE TO OFFER IS SYMPATHY! Because God saw fit to give me another chance, despite my mistakes but this young man was 22 and wasn’t as fortunate thus I will show empathy because HIS family is GRIEVING right now and YOUR OPINION doesn’t change anything but shows how IMMATURE you are instead!!! GET A CLUE!

      • Keeping it Real on July 23, 2019 at 7:08 am

        Drinking and driving is not a mistake.

        It’s ignorance.

        You put everyone else in danger when you do that.

        What if he hit a family of 4 and they went off the road and all died.

        Oh, poor Stevie? Bull…

      • ByeByeNow on July 29, 2019 at 1:51 pm

        Well, he won’t be making that mistake again…..

  22. Dean on July 22, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Omg you people r ignorant. The man lost his life it’s tragic the man mad a mistake unfortunately he lost his life fortunately nobody else was injured. He was on a Suzuki 650. But the make model and year of what kind of bike doesn’t matter. The man was 22 yrs old he made a mistake and it cost him his life he was 22. I don’t know this man but I’m sure he has a family that is grieving right now. And you are bashing this man on public media You should be ashamed To the family of the deceased my thoughts and prayers are with u. Please except my condolences.

    • Why so stupid? on July 28, 2019 at 5:18 am

      Hopefully this will stop drunk drivers. Prayers haven’t been working for the past 100 years. Posting drivel comments that protest others free speech should stop as well. Don’t like it? Move on sista.

  23. Anonymous on July 22, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Rest in peace Stevie. You will remain in our hearts and memories forever.

    • Good2Go on July 22, 2019 at 12:37 pm

      Hearts, memories and all up on that bumper! Too soon? Who cares, he won’t be doing it again. Dirt nap time.

    • Charles on July 22, 2019 at 8:52 pm

      ….and the 27400 block of Three Notch Road

      • BlackTopStain on July 29, 2019 at 1:52 pm

        Boom! I see what you did!

  24. Anonymous on July 22, 2019 at 8:30 am

    YOU PEOPLE ARE REALLY IGNORANT.ANYONE WHO DRINKS AND DRIVE AND PUTS INNOCENT PEOPLE AT RISK DESERVE WHAT THEY GET.YOU ACT LIKE A FOOL AND THESE THINGS HAPPEN.AND YOU WANT SYMPATHY?KEEP PRAISING BAD AND STUPID BEHAVIOR.KEEP JUSTIFYING BREAKING THE LAW AND SAYING ITS OK.ITS NOT OK.

    • Charles on July 22, 2019 at 8:51 pm

      What do you mean, you people?

      • I'm guessing on July 23, 2019 at 12:31 pm

        Irresponsible people.

      • Al Sharpie on July 29, 2019 at 1:53 pm

        Racist!

  25. PATHETIC on July 22, 2019 at 9:30 am

    i pray for the families who have fallen victim to stupid decisions leading to death & this stupid comments section.

    PLEASE DONT READ THESE IGNORANT COMMENTS!

    SMNEWS NET should be ASHAMED for publishing these comments. you would rather have NEGATIVE attention than no attention?! a family has LOST someone, FOREVER. & you are going to allow people to bad mouth them.

    i WILL put forth effort into having some regulations set on this page. this has gone too far.

    PUBLISH THAT, SCUMBAGS. POST FACTS, NOT PEOPLE’S OPINION ON SOME BULL$HIT BIKE.

    • Charles on July 22, 2019 at 8:50 pm

      Yet here you are spewing negativity, calling them scumbags. Talk about being a hypocrite…

    • MikeinMorganza on July 22, 2019 at 9:34 pm

      I find most of the comments spot on. It’s 2019 for crissakes. Everyone knows that you don’t drink and drive. PERIOD. Yet here we are, another tragic loss of life which to me, is no accident. My only hope here is that the public shaming that is going on here deters another young man from doing the same stupid thing.

      An accident, also known as an unintentional act, is an undesirable, incidental, and an unplanned event that *could have been prevented* had circumstances leading up to the accident been recognized, and acted upon, prior to its occurrence. In other words, this was preventable…let this be a lesson for everyone. Every one of us knows better. Drinking and driving (regardless if in a car or on a bike) is serious business with serious consequences….legal, financial and the most serious; loss of life. It doesn’t get any worse than that.

      These actions not only affected his family but it also had a net negative effect on the first responders, the law enforcement and other witnesses to the event.

      Put your adult pants on. Folks in SOMD are getting tired of reading about this stuff.

      FLAME ON

      • Wiggy on July 23, 2019 at 9:06 am

        Dude. You’re my hero.

  26. Anonymous on July 22, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Thankful for the time we had with you Stevie! RIP

  27. Anonymous on July 22, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Rip Stevie have some great memories condolences to the family

    • Anonymous on July 22, 2019 at 4:19 pm

      Too all you fools making awful comments this was my great nephew I watched him grow up from a baby he was a sweet loving person who had his life together
      So before you criticize people think how you feel if it was your family
      RIP Stevie

      • To, Too, Two on July 23, 2019 at 7:49 am

        When did people start adding a second “o” to “to” as a way to add emphasis. Our society is doomed.

  28. Anonymous on July 22, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    May the family take comfort in loving memory and the friends and family that surround them.

  29. Anonymous on July 22, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Let’s guess the speed?

    • Anonymously from the inside on July 26, 2019 at 12:08 am

      110 on odometer after wreck

  30. Anonymous on July 22, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Too all you idiots criticize people this was my great nephew who had his life together and would do anything you needed so before saying rude comments think how you would feel if it was your family
    RIP STEVIE

  31. Anonymous on July 22, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    All these negative comments very are very rude. My grandson was his best friend and the child was only out for a bike ride like all the kids and adults do from time to time. So please people give this family time to greave the lost of a very well respected young man. It could be you one day! Never say never, or know it won’t!!!

    • Charles on July 23, 2019 at 6:28 am

      Loss not lost*

      • Spell Check on July 25, 2019 at 1:43 pm

        *grieve

    • Anonymous on July 25, 2019 at 8:08 pm

      I feel so sad for the family and friends of this young man. His life ended too soon, however that was a choice HE made. According to the article, he was not just out for a bike ride. He had been drinking and chose to get on his bike and drive (speeding as well).

      If something like this happened to my family, the last thing I’d be doing is looking at articles of the accident on the internet.

  32. Anonymous on July 22, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    All these negative comments are very rude. My grandson was his best friend and the child was only out for a bike ride like all the kids and adults do from time to time. So please people give this family time to greave the lost of a very well respected young man. It could be you one day! Never say never, or know it won’t!!!

    • Anonymous on July 23, 2019 at 4:32 am

      He was drinking and driving. He created a hazard to others He got what he deserved. Another drunk off the road is a win win for taxpayers

    • Wiggy on July 23, 2019 at 9:08 am

      “Only out for a ride.” Sure granny. Had he taken out an innocent life, would you be saying the same thing? He was drinking and driving and only took himself out, but he could’ve killed someone else.

    • Commentator General on July 23, 2019 at 11:38 am

      One more time Granny. You old people suck at posting comments.

  33. Stevie fly high on July 26, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    It doesn’t matter how it happened. It did and it’s very sad could have happened to anyone of us or relative. No matter who they are I was always told not to disrespect the dead. Yall have lots of nerve. Dont be a Charles. Be a good person have a heart. People make mistakes. How many people actually hit a car on bike and kill occupant of car. Come on now. If you dont have anything positive to say you need jesus. The good die young. RIP stevie you will be missed.

    • Check yo self on July 28, 2019 at 5:19 am

      The good die young? He was drinking and driving.

    • Crotch Rockets are the DEVIL! on July 28, 2019 at 5:21 am

      Why are they hitting cars? Cutting lanes? Speeding? Drinking and Driving?

  34. Crystal Long on July 27, 2019 at 7:16 am

    I just have to say …. I’m just so stunned on theses comments being made! This is a human being, someone’s son, grandson,nefew, cousin and so on… Not one person in this world has not ever mad a bad decision or mistake in their lives especially when your young! Me having family that has died from a drunk driver still would not say that he deserved to die! No matter this young mans age, race or gender or even a bad decision is a reason that people make comments like they are, he was a young guy a whole life a head of him! Put yourselves in his family and friends shoes right now and really sit and think how you would feel if ur son, grandson, nefew, cousin and so on was her one second and gone another! People make these comments anonymously because they are cowards and probably have a past of a bad decision in their life! I know my oldest daughters dad was taken when he was just 23 years old and she was just 5 years old! She is now 22 and has to have lived without her dad! He has family and friends that live him! So stop saying negative things keep your comments to yourselves! At the end of the day God does the judging and just because he made a bad decision doesn’t mean he was/is a bad person!

    • Commentator General on July 28, 2019 at 5:23 am

      Your comment is too long. I stopped reading the nonsense after the first incorrectly formatted sentence.

    • Chibbs on July 29, 2019 at 1:56 pm

      After reading your painfully rambling and childish prose, the best thing for you to do is STFU! Thanks!