Street Racing Crash Leaves St. Mary’s County Couple in Critical Condition

August 4, 2019

On Saturday, August 3, 2019, at approximately 8:20 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Maryland Route 2-4 and Lancaster Drive in St. Leonard, for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a single vehicle.

Upon arrival, units located a 2018 Alfa Romeo that was involved in a collision and subsequent rollover.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the Alfa Romeo and another vehicle were involved in a street race on Southbound Route. 2-4. The driver of the Alfa Romeo lost control of the vehicle, struck a guardrail and subsequently rolled several times before coming to a rest in the grass on the west side of Route. 2-4.

The second vehicle involved in the race was struck by the debris from the Alfa Romeo and came to a controlled stop. The operator of the second vehicle remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The driver of the Alfa Romeo was Donald J. Ladouceur, 53 of Great Mills, MD. A front-seat passenger in the Alfa Romeo has been identified as Brooke Ladouceur, 38 of Great Mills, MD. Both occupants were transported by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 2, and Trooper 7 to University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center where they are listed in critical, but stable condition.

At this time speed and driver error appears to be the main contributing factors in the collision.

The collision is under investigation by Cpl. V. Bortchevsky, of Crash Reconstruction Team. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Cpl. V. Bortchevsky, via e-mail vlad.bortchevsky@calvertcountymd.gov or by calling the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at (410) 535-2800.


93 Responses to Street Racing Crash Leaves St. Mary’s County Couple in Critical Condition

  1. Anonymous on August 4, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    One would think that at that age with that nice of a car that he would know better… age & wealth do not = wisdom!!!

    • Anonymous on August 4, 2019 at 4:37 pm

      #TRUTH

      • Charles on August 5, 2019 at 12:11 pm

        Did you seriously use a hash tag? Lol

        • Yup on August 5, 2019 at 2:41 pm

          hash tags matter…

          • Whiggy on August 9, 2019 at 7:03 am

            It’s actually called the pound sign. Millennials ruin everything.

  2. MikeInMorganza on August 4, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Should have just went to MIR.

    • Walt Kawolski on August 4, 2019 at 6:15 pm

      My ’72 Gran Torino would’ve smoked ’em….at the track of course.
      You gotta be a dumbass to street race.

      • Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 8:42 am

        a stock 90s Civic would have smoked him.

        • Walt Kawolski on August 5, 2019 at 6:34 pm

          True, but ya look a hell of a lot cooler in a Gran Torino.

          • Yeah whatever Commander Mcbragg on August 14, 2019 at 8:05 am

            Long as you don’t come to any curves in the road.

            Besides, by ’72 the GT was gettin ugly and engines were dropping compression big time.

            The older models 68′-’70 out classed, out ran that hog you drove.

            I had a green 68 fastback with a punched 429 that was pretty fast.

            But an Alfa will handle corners – and shouldn’t be disrespected over peak HP mongers.

            Besides, the article wasn’t an invite for all the “I use to haves” to get hard-ons and start bucket mouthing about their school day rods.

  3. LP on August 4, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Bro you never stop in a street ravage, that’s his old ass fault he can’t drive plus he has the v6 Romeo, you can buy one all day for $42,000 my dodge diesel almost cost twice that’s and I’m half his age. Stop trying to show off and that’s what you get. If he was mature and responsible he would of declined especially with your girl in the car, come on dude. People are ignorant.

    • MikeInMorganza on August 4, 2019 at 5:06 pm

      I hear ya bro. And your Cummins stock will probably smoke that V6 Romeo….uncork it and I know your Cummins will eat it alive.

      Dude can’t even drive a V6 Romeo, how does one wreck a car that can’t even get out of it’s own way?

    • FastCarLikeANascar on August 4, 2019 at 5:14 pm

      I agree. Keep it to the quarter mile in a controlled environment. If your gonna be a pecker head then don’t involve your wife or daughter or whomever she is.

      • Saying in jest...not malice on August 6, 2019 at 3:12 pm

        Exactly, he’s telling one guy to stop showing off as he shows off. The hypocrisy and irony is effing killing me. :/

    • Anonymous on August 4, 2019 at 7:02 pm

      And here we see the mating call of the diesel boys. In order to show his length and girth, the male diesel boy brags about how expensive his diesel truck was. Simultaneously, he is inclined to put down someone else’s vehicle based on cylinder count or price in order to ensure everyone else knows he has the largest around. And now he waits for his mate with few teeth, plaid shirt tied around her waist, and boots with no socks to come running to his side.

      • Oh, BURN!!! on August 5, 2019 at 8:03 am

        Lol!!!!…Tee Hee, Ha-ha!!

      • itiswhatitis on August 5, 2019 at 10:31 am

        I was thinking the same thing! Like who cares how much your vehicle costs! They probably still live at home with mommy and daddy! LOL Your post made me laugh…

    • Nigel on August 4, 2019 at 7:40 pm

      You paid way too much for your Dodge, LP

    • Anonymous on August 4, 2019 at 7:54 pm

      All you kids with diesels are hilarious. None of you even need a diesel. I know about 8 kids that drive diesels and literally have no need for them whatsoever. All you redneck kids think your cool.

      • So what on August 5, 2019 at 12:15 pm

        No one ‘needs’ a 700+HP Challenger, or a LS(whatever) powered Corvette, or supercharged Mustang…but people buy them anyway. It’s their hard earned money. Spend it however it legally makes them feel good. MURICA!!!

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 6:02 pm

      That car was actually 70,000 dollars

      • Anonymous on August 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

        starts at roughly 79,000 dollars….

  4. Anonymous on August 4, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    53 acting like a 16 year old. Way to go sport. Idiot.

  5. Charles on August 4, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Sounds like someone was going through a mid life crisis

  6. Anonymous on August 4, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Was it a Red Alfa Romeo? If it was, that dude drives like he stole it, during morning traffic getting to the base. His actions to pass 1 car has caused
    Several cars to ride the curb.

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 6:01 pm

      It was a grey one

  7. The REAL Truth on August 4, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Anyone else wonder why a 38 yo woman is racing with a 53 yo man? Did he pick her up on GM Road?

    • Johnny5 on August 5, 2019 at 7:09 am

      they are married if you care to know the REAL truth, lmao.

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 8:43 am

      dude is a cradle robber.

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 12:02 pm

      Same last name, it’s not hard to figure out they are RELATED!

      • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 1:30 pm

        Apparently it is difficult for the people on this chat…IQs are too high.

  8. Harry Callahan on August 4, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Now you know why street racing is illegal, numbnuts.

    -Inspector Harry Callahan

  9. Anonymous on August 4, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    DRIVER STUPIDITY should be the main contributing factors to this accident, followed by speed and driver error.

  10. Gravedigger72 on August 4, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Ism 65 and of zi had a nice ride like that and someone challenged me to race, I may do it. We may be old but, we are children from the 50’s, 60’s,and 70’s decades that were great and wild. Too bad slot of you missed these times. But, my reactions might have slowed me down, but after 30 years of military service I think that I still have it.

    • You know I'm Right on August 5, 2019 at 8:12 am

      Well one thing you obviously no longer have is proper command of the written English language. You must have had great yeoman proofreaders to be in the military for 30 years with writing skills displayed in your post.

  11. I DRIVE A VIPER on August 5, 2019 at 7:56 am

    MID LIFE CRISIS. ITS OKAY WE UNDERSTAND NOW WHAT KIND OF CAR WILL HE GET NEXT I WONDER?

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 10:58 am

      One that is wheelchair accessible.

      • Am I Right? on August 5, 2019 at 2:44 pm

        LOL!!

        I’m sorry, but that was funny…

        • Lou on August 7, 2019 at 9:09 am

          It’s not funny to the family members that are dealing with this tragedy. SMH…..

          • Anonymous on August 7, 2019 at 12:42 pm

            Tragedy is a strong word for a situation caused by reckless actions mixed with a little stupidity. A tragedy would be if he hit a minivan full of kids who were doing nothing wrong except being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Then it would be a tragedy for the family in the minivan.

      • Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 9:04 pm

        Best post on here, no doubt.

        • RunHenryRun on August 6, 2019 at 11:01 pm

          Is this the same old fart that wrecked his vette leaving green door?

  12. RAGGEDY DODGE on August 5, 2019 at 7:57 am

    YOU ARE JUST JEALOUS BC YOU OVER PAID FOR A PIECE OF SHXT. WHAT DOES THE PRICE OF THIS GUYS CAR HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING?

  13. Ronda Mirgan on August 5, 2019 at 8:17 am

    I appreciate everyone’s opinions, but can we tone it down a little. This couple, regardless of their actions, has a family that is going through a terrible time. It would be nice if we could show some empathy. It is tradgic for the family. I can’t imagine what they are dealing with.

    Thank you.

    • There, Their, They're... on August 5, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      Let’s just hope they’re not wasting their time looking for comments on this story. It does them no good to go there.

      See, folks?…proper usage of the three words some of you have the most difficulty with.

    • Why oh why... on August 5, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      … is there always someone who attempts to control the people who are posting. STOP. Nobody needs you.

      • Ezekial on August 6, 2019 at 7:45 am

        Just like nobody really needs you?

      • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 1:25 pm

        No one is trying to control anyone. However, many on here need to learn constraint and self-control.

    • Walt Kawolski on August 5, 2019 at 6:41 pm

      Maybe you should get on your A-hole friend about toning his driving down a bit and putting his loved one’s life at risk.
      No it’s not “regardless of their (his) action”, if you do stupid shi# and it ends up on a comment page, oh well.

      • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 1:11 pm

        You are a piece of ___ fill in the blank. No wonder we have children who are cyber bullies. They must learn it from the so called adults in their lives.

        • Yup on August 7, 2019 at 12:49 pm

          Your butt hurts, we know.

        • Walt Kawolski on August 7, 2019 at 7:05 pm

          You mean so called adults that race on the highway and put everybody’s lives at risk? Your too stupid to see how stupid you are, as you’re bullying people to not criticize the asshol# that was racing, which makes you a hypocrite piece of shi#.

      • Lou on August 7, 2019 at 9:13 am

        Asking you a-holes to stop being a-holes shouldn’t be this difficult….it’s like trying to reason with toddlers.

        • Yup on August 8, 2019 at 8:54 am

          …and your butt hurts too.

        • Synonymous on August 9, 2019 at 6:55 pm

          That’s because toddlers are smarter than you Lou. They know street racing is bad.

  14. Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 8:47 am

    any pictures?

    • Anonymous on August 12, 2019 at 5:02 pm

      no, however they are out roughly 80-90,000 dollars, the driver has a broken neck, not known if he can move, the passenger has no feeling bellow knees and has a broken back.

      • Anonymous on August 13, 2019 at 10:42 am

        The driver from what I’ve seen can move his arms

  15. parent - white one on August 5, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Such a thug. Thug life. Pimp C. Big Tymer. Screamed thug life and opened the clip. Oops. Wrong post. Throttle. I wonder where his home training was? I am sure his parents told him to race at the track. Where is the OUTRAGE that this pimp here was breaking the law.

    • Joe on August 6, 2019 at 6:41 am

      Are you assuming that the driver is white due to the name and vehicle involved? You don’t think a Black man can own an Alpha Romeo or have a name without an apostrophe? I guess you think all blacks are poor and drive 1996 Crown Vics on 26″ rims? That’s racist!

      • parent - white one on August 7, 2019 at 8:53 am

        Orrrrrrr I looked him up like everyone else on SMNEWSNET does and confirmed that he is white. Duhhhhhhhhh.

        • Lou on August 7, 2019 at 4:59 pm

          And what does it matter? Get a life dude….your hate is totally unnecessary.

  16. Chris on August 5, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Sounds like he was trying to show off to his younger female passenger. Failed miserable.

  17. Katy Smith on August 5, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Everyone commenting, you’re correct about a ‘stupid’ decision that may have cost someone their life and the life of their passenger. What about a little compassion? We are all human right. Shameful people commenting with very insensitive souls. What if* this was your family member? These people are fighting for their lives. Why don’t you spend a few minutes at a shock trauma center (esp. PG where survival statistics are not good) instead of making ‘stupid’ comments behind your computer screens? Do you get it?

    • Seriously? on August 5, 2019 at 2:51 pm

      If I had a loved one at a shock trauma center…this is the last place I would be spending any of my time.

    • Why oh why... on August 5, 2019 at 3:48 pm

      … are you attempting to shame and control people? What is wrong with you? Do you get it?

    • Walt Kawolski on August 5, 2019 at 6:58 pm

      Shameful driving, dumbass. Would you have compassion for this A-hole if he ran over a damn little kid? Yes I have been to a shock trauma center when one of these A-holes ran over a little kid.
      We don’t need A-holes like him on the road.
      I have had a family member wreck racing on the road and I told him what an irresponsible, stupid ass he was.
      Why don’t you pick yojr fat ass up from your computer and go bake some damn cookies you self rightous prude, might keep you from making stupid ass statements on here.

      • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 1:14 pm

        You are a true POS. No wonder we have kids that are cyber bullies. They learn it from the adults in their lives. Grow up!

        • Walt Kawolski on August 7, 2019 at 7:10 pm

          You already said that you brainless POS.
          You must be a real trashy bitc# to defend such an a-hole.
          Cyber bullying? Like your doing now?
          That terminology tells me you’re a mouth breathin’ libtard anyway. Now get your fat ass up and bake those clokies, and get me a beer while you’re at it huh toots?

      • RunHenryRun on August 6, 2019 at 11:04 pm

        Cookies….. lol can they be chocolate chip?

      • Lou on August 7, 2019 at 9:06 am

        But he didn’t run over a damn little kid….so get off your high horse. Everybody makes mistakes and they are already paying dearly for their poor judgement. You are just a miserable knob.

        • Walt Kawolski on August 9, 2019 at 7:02 pm

          Miserable knobs drive Alfa Romeos. Maybe next time your asshol# boyfriend WILL run over a kid, as he could have done this time. Be careful driving home from the bar tonight, we don’t want you running over anyone in your prius, D-wadd.

  18. Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    The 2018 Romeo was either black or dark blue. Definitely not red.

    • Anonymous on August 13, 2019 at 10:39 am

      It was a grey one

  19. gimmie on August 5, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    ok can you explain to me why I should feel sympathy for people that get injured when they were drag racing on the streets endangering other lives, it would be nice if the blood bank runs out and there is nothing left for them

    • Lou on August 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

      You are a sick individual. Your parents must be so proud…..

      • Azazel on August 7, 2019 at 7:19 pm

        Prouder than yours Low IQ Lou.

  20. Joe on August 6, 2019 at 6:51 am

    He was pumped about the new Top Gun movie trailer. He felt the need. The need for SPEED!

    Stupid thing to do, I hope the drive and passenger pull out okay and learn from this.

  21. Dan on August 6, 2019 at 8:21 am

    You people dont have to feel sympathy,they aren’t asking for it. just dont have to post awful stuff like that either.they are close friends of mine,that need to get past what happened and heal up.from what I see on the roads all of you are not innocent,hell I drive over 120mph all the time on my motorcycle,passing cars without thinking about the consequences.i guess I will be thinking differently now.

    • Cap'n Cautious on August 6, 2019 at 9:54 am

      Naw, keep ‘driving’ your bike over 120mph. The medical field needs organ donors!

      • Charles on August 6, 2019 at 1:33 pm

        Provided he doesn’t splatter on a guardrail doing over 120mph

      • Anonymous on August 13, 2019 at 2:22 pm

        Not much left after the road grinds him at 120 MPH. That’s what the helmet is for … just enough DNA for and ID

    • Azazel on August 7, 2019 at 7:21 pm

      So you drive like an asshol# just like your friend?

  22. Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    No one asked you to feel sympathy. Empathy and sympathy are two different things. The empathy is for the family.

  23. ALFA ROMEO LOVER on August 7, 2019 at 7:47 am

    GO TO THEIR FACE BOOK AGES THE CAR IS ON THERE!!!

  24. Lou on August 7, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Wow. Your parents must be so proud of the decent human they raised…..

    • Be specific on August 7, 2019 at 12:52 pm

      Who you talking to, Lou? Your comment is not linked to any other comment.

      • Anonymous on August 7, 2019 at 7:21 pm

        Lou’s stupid.

  25. Anonymous on August 8, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Any word on their condition?

    • Kate on August 12, 2019 at 10:55 am

      Both are doing ok. Brooke just can’t really feel her feet. Don is in a more critical condition. He still is really aware of what’s going on.

      • Kate on August 12, 2019 at 10:55 am

        I’m sorry isn’t really aware

      • Anonymous on August 13, 2019 at 11:32 am

        Thank you

  26. EYE WITNESS on August 8, 2019 at 7:15 am

    HE WAS EATING A TACO FOM TACO BELL AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH YALL LEFT OUT BITS AND PIECIES I AM A EYE WITNESS