UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hollywood Collision That Killed 75-Year-Old Hollywood Man

May 4, 2021

UPDATE 5/5/2021:On Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 2:25 pm, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the report of a single vehicle collision into a tree on northbound Hollywood Road near FWD Drive in Hollywood.

Upon arrival, police observed a red 1989 Chevrolet S-10 into a tree with a single occupant. The driver was trapped in the car and had to be extricated. The driver was then transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital with CPR in progress where he succumbed to his injuries. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to conduct the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined a 1989 Chevrolet S-10 operated by Charles Oscar Combs, age 75 of Hollywood, was traveling northbound on Hollywood Road in the area of FWD Drive when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Combs was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown where he was pronounced deceased.

At this time, it appears that Combs suffered from a medical emergency. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or any events leading up to the collision and have not provided a statement are asked to contact Cpl. Dale Reppel at [email protected] or by phone at 301-475-4200, ext. 78059.

5/4/2021: On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at approximately 2:25 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 24655 Hollywood Road and FWD Drive in Hollywood, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one subject trapped.

Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a tree with the single occupant trapped and pinned with agonal breathing.

Firefighters from Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department extricated the victim in under 10 minutes.

A short time after extrication was complete, crews started performing CPR on the victim.

The victim was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries and CPR in progress.

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

Updates will be provided when they become available.

Expect Hollywood Road to be shut down for an extended period of time.