UPDATE: Police Say Speed is a Factor in Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in California

March 17, 2021

UPDATE 3/17/2021 @ 10:00 A.M.: On Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at approximately 8:30 pm, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle collision in the area of Three Notch Road and Oak Crest Drive in California. Deputies arrived on the scene of a rear-end collision involving three vehicles, with one vehicle overturned.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene to continue the investigation. Preliminary investigation determined that a 2011 Honda Ridgeline, operated by Robert Currie, age 80 of Hollywood, was traveling at a high rate of speed in the northbound left turn lane of Three Notch Road. The Ridgeline struck an Audi A3, operated by Uchnenna Tyrone Ojigbo, age 33 of California, who was stationary in the turn lane to travel onto Wildewood Boulevard.

The impact caused the Audi to strike a Honda Odyssey, operated by Elena Bivol Brewer, age 41 of California, who was also stationary in the turn lane in front of the Audi. The Odyssey was pushed into the northbound intersection, while the Audi and Ridgeline continued into the southbound lanes. The Ridgeline then rolled over and came to rest on its roof. Both the operators of the Ridgeline and Audi were transported to an area shock trauma center with incapacitating injuries. The operator and passengers of the Odyssey were evaluated by EMS on the scene and refused further treatment.

At this time, speed is considered to be a contributing factor in the collision.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or any events leading up the crash and who have not already spoken to deputies is asked to contact DFC Jason Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. 72328.

3/16/2021: On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 8:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and By The Mill Road in California, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned and one subject trapped.

Prior to the arrival of First Responders, the St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center advised they were receiving multiple 911 calls reporting multiple subjects were ejected and one was severely trapped, with the accident scene actually located at the intersection of Wildewood Parkway and Three Notch Road.

Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles in the roadway with one trapped in the overturned Honda Ridgeline pickup truck, and one trapped in an Audi A3 Sedan. Crews confirmed no patients were ejected.

Firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River and Hollywood responded to the scene and extricated two patients in under 20 minutes.

Three pediatric patients and one adult in the Honda minivan denied any injuries, all four signed care refusal forms on the scene.

All helicopters were down due to weather. Flight medics from the Maryland State Police Aviation Division responded to the scene to assist.

The operator and sole occupant of the Honda Ridgeline pickup truck was transported to an area trauma center by ground with injuries believed to be critical.

The operator and sole occupant of the Audi A3 Sedan was transported to an area trauma center by ground with unknown injuries.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and a Crash Reconstruction Specialist Team responded and is investigating the collision.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

Any witnesses who have not already provided police a statement are asked to contact the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.