UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Head-on Collision in Leonardtown That Sends Chaptico Woman to Trauma Center

June 28, 2021

UPDATE 6/28/2021: On Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 1:10 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the area of Newtowne Neck Road and Wathen Road in Leonardtown for the reported motor vehicle collision.

Upon arrival, police found the vehicles to be in a head-on collision with one of the operators to be reported in serious condition. The St. Mary’s County Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, operated by Mariassa Brianona Somerville, age 26 of Chaptico, was traveling northbound on Newtowne Neck Road when her vehicle crossed the centerline for unknown reasons. Somerville’s vehicle entered the path of a 2013 Ford F-150, operated by Joshua David Wood, age 20 of Leonardtown, and the vehicles collided head on.

Somerville was transported to a regional medical center and hospitalized for incapacitating injuries, while Wood was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

At this time, operator error appears to be the contributing factor in the collision.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or events leading up to the crash is asked to contact Sgt. Brian Connelly at 301-475-4200, ext. 78031 or email [email protected]


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6/26/2021: On Saturday, June 26, 2021, at approximately 1:12 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Newtowne Neck Road and Wathen Road in Leonardtown, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one occupant possibly trapped.

Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in a head-on style collision. A short time after First Responders arrived on the scene, a helicopter was requested for one patient with serious injuries.

Due to weather, all helicopters were unavailable.

The single occupant of one vehicle was transported by ambulance to an area trauma center with life-threatening injuries, and the single occupant of the second vehicle was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and are investigating the collision.

Updates will be provided when they become available.