UPDATE: Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in California That Killed Prince Frederick Woman

December 15, 2020

UPDATE: On Monday, December 7, 2020, at approximately 1:18 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a multiple motor vehicle collision with injuries in the area of Three Notch Road and Wildewood Boulevard in California.

Deputies arrived on scene where five vehicles were involved in the collision. Two people had incapacitating injuries and both subjects were flown to Prince George’s Shock Trauma.

On Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office learned the condition of one of the patients had worsened. The collision was then assigned to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Investigation determined a black 2003 Chevrolet Blazer operated by Michael Shane Wilkerson, 53 of Ridge, was traveling northbound on Three Notch Road in the area of Wildewood Boulevard. For unknown reasons, the Blazer left its lane of travel and struck a white 2016 Ford Explorer. The Explorer was then pushed into two other vehicles before a fifth vehicle was involved in the collision.

Wilkerson and Geraldine Florence McClanahan, 75 of Prince Frederick who was a passenger in the Explorer, were flown out to the trauma center after the collision. McClanahan succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020.

At this time, speed does not appear to be a factor in the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or any of the events leading up to the it is asked to contact Corporal Christopher Beyer at 301-475-4200 ext. 78004 or at christopher.beyer@stmarysmd.com.

12/7/2020: On Monday, December 7, 2020, at approximately 1:18 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Wildewood Parkway in California, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one subject trapped.

Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles in the roadway and confirmed one subject heavily trapped.

Firefighters from Hollywood and Bay District Volunteer Fire Departments extricated one victim in under 10 minutes.

Two victims were transported from the scene to the Maryland State Police Aviation Hangar at the St Mary’s County Regional Airport in Hollywood, where Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 transported two patients to an area trauma center.

Two victims were transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries. At least one subject signed care refusal forms on the scene.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the collision.

Updates will be provided when they become available.