Sheriff’s Office Looking For Witnesses of Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park That Sent Pedestrian to Trauma Center

November 5, 2019

UPDATE 11/5/2019: On October 31, 2019, at approximately 10:58 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 22000 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.

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

Preliminary investigation determined a 2002 Ford Freestar operated by Jeana Elise Ferdig, 31 of California, was traveling south on Three Notch Road in the area of Pegg Road, when Ferdig struck a pedestrian who was in the roadway.

The pedestrian was identified as Ryan Andrew Murray, 34 of Mechanicsville. Murray suffered incapacitating injuries and was transported to an area trauma center for treatment where he remains in critical/stable condition. Ferdig sustained non-incapacitating injuries as a result of the collision.

At this time speed and alcohol do not appear to be contributing factors in the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or events leading to the collision that has not already provided a statement is asked to contact Corporal Vincent Pontorno at (301) 475-4200 extension *2337, or by email at Vincent.Pontorno@stmarysmd.com.

The Sheriff’s Office is also seeking contact from the operator any vehicle that was in the area prior to the collision and is requesting the operator contact Cpl. Pontorno.

11/1/2019: On Thursday, October 31, 2019, at approximately 11:00 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Plaza Azteca on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.

Crews arrived on the scene to find an adult male in the roadway with an open skull fracture. Units requested a helicopter, however, all were down due to weather.

Flight medics from the Maryland State Police drove to the scene to assist emergency medical personnel and the victim.

The driver who struck the victim called 911 stating she was currently parked on Donaldson Drive and Erickson Court in Lexington Park.

Police arrived on the scene to find an adult female dressed as a police officer, with the minivan having visible damage to the front-end.

The adult female driver was evaluated by emergency medical personnel and signed care refusal forms on the scene.

She was then taken into custody by police on the scene.

The pedestrian was transported to an area trauma center with life-threatening injuries. He was conscious and talking on the scene.

Due to injuries sustained, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit was requested and responded to the scene.

Updates will be provided when they become available.




49 Responses to Sheriff’s Office Looking For Witnesses of Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park That Sent Pedestrian to Trauma Center

  1. Curious Citizen on November 1, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    “The adult female driver was evaluated by emergency medical personnel and signed care refusal forms on the scene.

    She was then taken into custody by police on the scene.”

    Why was the driver taken into custody? Was she driving under the influence or had open warrants?

    • Anonymous on November 1, 2019 at 4:20 pm

      She was probably arrested for leaving the scene of and accident.

      • Anonymous on November 1, 2019 at 7:20 pm

        Custody doesn’t mean arrest. It means she was not free to leave at the time.

    • Anonymous on November 1, 2019 at 6:58 pm

      Did you miss the “Hit and Run” part of the article?

      • ( . Y . ) on November 4, 2019 at 10:03 am

        “Involved in Hit and Run” was the give away for me. Maybe not as obvious to others?

    • Anonymous on November 3, 2019 at 11:26 am

      She didn’t care if he was dead or alive

    • Reed on November 4, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      “Police arrived on the scene to find an adult female dressed as a police officer”

      • Anonymous on November 5, 2019 at 5:09 pm

        Ok? It was halloween. Get over it crybaby.

  2. MarineVet on November 1, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    why are they arresting her?
    There is no crosswalk there… I feel bad for the pedestrian but why are you trying to cross 4 lane highway at night?

    wtf is wrong with this state..

    OH and let me guess the individual was probably wearing dark clothing as well…

    • Anonymous on November 1, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      It’s considered hit and run when you leave the scene.

    • Jack Wagon on November 1, 2019 at 9:02 pm

      Leaving the scene of the accident.

    • Anon on November 2, 2019 at 12:53 am

      Nowhere does it say arrested. Just in custody. We don’t know the full story yet.

    • Anonymous on November 2, 2019 at 2:30 am

      Hit & Run… Dumbass, can you not read?

  3. Janice on November 1, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    This has to be the worst one yet. and still convicted

  4. Curious on November 1, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    The title “hit and run”!! Haha. She hit and called. Was she running away after she parked the car on the corner, dialed 911, and the after police officers showed up to arrest her. Hmm! Reading southern Maryland news is fascinating!

    • Anonymous on November 13, 2019 at 12:12 pm

      Donaldson Drive and Erickson Court are about half a mile from the accident scene. That is more than “parked the car on the corner”

      It’s called “Hit and Run” when you leave the scene of an accident, “Hit and Call” does not exist.

      Reading the comments concerning the interpretation of Southern Maryland News isn’t fascinating, it’s just plain sad. Now, if ignorance was a crime then most of these comments would be missing. But I don’t think we can charge an ignorant person with being ignorant since they obviously wouldn’t understand the law.

  5. Marty on November 1, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for the young man and his family

  6. Lady on November 1, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    They said the young lady was a cop, she left the scene and then was taken in to custody? Hmm wonder what will happen to her, NOTHING!

    • Wiggy on November 2, 2019 at 6:52 am

      How have you made it through life this far? The female driver was dressed as a cop for Halloween. I’ll bet that you’re also assuming that she’s white and the victim is black, just like the female cop in Dallas that shot a black man huh?

    • Fel on November 2, 2019 at 6:58 am

      It’s says the driver was dressed as a police officer, not she was a police officer…

    • Publius on November 2, 2019 at 7:13 am

      “Dressed as a police officer.”

    • Idiots Everywhere on November 2, 2019 at 8:00 am

      Reading is fundamental. You should try it sometime.

    • Daedalus on November 2, 2019 at 9:28 am

      I guess reading and comprehension wasn’t your strong point at school Lady

    • Wendy on November 2, 2019 at 9:51 am

      Read the post — she was DRESSED as a cop. She isn’t actually a cop.

    • Anonymous on November 2, 2019 at 11:26 am

      I think you might want to read the article again. You missed some important information

    • Someone Who Passed Reading Comprehension on November 2, 2019 at 12:43 pm

      No. She was dressed like one for Halloween. Superfluous information from the writer that has nothing to do with the situation at hand. Calm down, antifa.

    • sillysue on November 2, 2019 at 3:01 pm

      Hahahaha…. Reading is fundamental, you should learn how before posting such stupidity!! The article states that she was “dressed as a cop”, it was Halloween!

    • Stay in school kids on November 2, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      Reading comprehension is not your strong point, is it Lady. SMH

    • sam on November 2, 2019 at 7:10 pm

      they said it was Halloween, do you think maybe she was wearing a Costume. I was going to dress- up as a dumb- ass till I heard you stole my idea!

  7. Claudia A Unkle on November 2, 2019 at 9:15 am

    She stopped a little ways up and called 911 How is that running?

    • Dick on November 3, 2019 at 7:48 am

      ” A little ways up” ? Check your map. Is that how far you would drive if you hit something as large as a human? She probably realized that she was caught on camera and that she would eventually get caught or maybe she had to dump some drugs.

    • Should have stopped... on November 3, 2019 at 10:07 am

      Although she did call 911, a half a mile is pretty far to go after you hit someone. Here’s the part of law: “§20–102.

      (a) (1) The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in bodily injury to another person immediately shall stop the vehicle as close as possible to the scene of the accident, without obstructing traffic more than necessary.”

  8. Anonymous on November 2, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Halloween costume

  9. JA on November 2, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    It said she was “DRESSED AS A POLICE OFFICER”, not that she is a cop. Afterall, this was Halloween night.

  10. Dee on November 3, 2019 at 11:24 am

    This was my nephew, by marriage. He was walking on the side of the road. The female was dressed as a cop, it was Halloween. She left him laying in middle of road with his skull wide open needing 125 staples, With many broken bones She probably stopped and saw damage to her car and decided she should call police. She did call the police, meanwhile my nephew was bleeding out with head trama Thank God a passersby stopped and stayed with him until paramedics arrived. He is in icu and praying he does make it. He has a long road ahead. I wonder did they test for alcohol and drugs. Why else would you not stop? Why would you leave a human being laying in middle of road with no care or thought to him being dead or alive. Prays needed for him and his family

    • Dee duh dee dee on November 4, 2019 at 5:20 am

      Why is the “my nephew by marriage” sentence relevant to your rambling statement?

    • Donna Rae on November 4, 2019 at 11:07 am

      tell him dont walk on the road at night no more call a uber its safe!

    • lips on November 5, 2019 at 12:06 pm

      damn that’s crazzy!!!! prayers to him and his family

  11. Anonymous on November 3, 2019 at 11:25 am

    He was a human being yet she left not knowing if he was dead or alive.

  12. ziggy on November 4, 2019 at 6:37 am

    seems like every time we have one of these accidents it with a cop doing the driving…WTH

    • werwe on November 4, 2019 at 9:17 am

      Read the article you idiot…DRESSED AS A COP. Do you read or just scan?

  13. Anonymous on November 4, 2019 at 7:36 am

    IMPERSONATING A POLICE OFFICER IS A CRIME.

    • Delonte on November 4, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      Winner! I salute you!

    • Anonymous on November 4, 2019 at 9:18 pm

      Simply dressing as cop, on Halloween, isn’t impersonating. If she went and acted like she was real cop or tried pulling someone over etc then yeah.

    • You sound stupid on November 5, 2019 at 2:11 pm

      Stop posting before you hurt yourself.

  14. SleeplessinMaryland on November 5, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Why aren’t any of my comments being posted!

  15. Anonymous on November 5, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    ….where was he going ? at 1030 pm dress in dark…walking in dark…in middle of road…in dark????

  16. Anonymous on November 6, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Miss Ferdig has quite the history, available for all to view on the Maryland Judiciary Case Search website! This article says that speed and alcohol don’t appear to be factors, but I’m sure something else will come up on a tox screen… seeing as she has plenty of CDS charges to go along with her many reckless & negligent driving charges! She’s also currently on probation for her stellar driving record, not that that did anything to prevent her from running down that young man and leaving him for dead. She probably chose to be a police officer for Halloween because that’s what she’s most afraid of!

  17. Anonymous on November 7, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Yes she is a known drug user and had custody of both her girls taken from her. She is one person who should not be behind the wheel of a car.