UPDATE: Police Say Speed and Alcohol Factor in Single Vehicle Crash in Valley Lee

February 24, 2020

On February 23, 2020, at approximately 2:31 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 19400 block of Piney Point Road in the area of Blake Creek Road, in Valley Lee, for the reported motor vehicle collision.

Deputies arrived on scene and located a single vehicle, with one occupant, in a field. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined a 1994 Ford Mustang operated by Joshua William Robe, age 24 of Leonardtown, was traveling south on Piney Point Road when for unknown reasons the vehicle left the roadway and struck a telephone pole. The vehicle overturned multiple times ultimately coming to rest in a field.

Robe was transported via helicopter to an area trauma center and remains in serious condition. At this time speed and alcohol are considered contributing factors in the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or events leading to the collision is asked to contact Deputy First Class Jason Smith at (301) 475-4200 extension 72328 or by email at Jason.Smith@stmarysmd.com.

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.


On Sunday, February 23, 2020, at approximately 2:35 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Blake Creek Road and Piney Point Road in Valley Lee, for a motor vehicle accident reported serious with one patient trapped and unconscious.

Crews arrived on the scene to find a Ford Mustang off the roadway and in a field, with the single occupant unconscious and trapped in the vehicle.

Firefighters extricated the patient in under 10 minutes. The operator was conscious and talking to first responders prior to being loaded into the waiting ambulance.

The single occupant/operator was transported to the Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, where Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 landed and transported the patient to an area trauma center with serious injuries.

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

Updates will be provided when they become available.