UPDATE: Woman and 13-Year-Old Boy Flown to Area Trauma Centers After Being Struck by Vehicle in Lexington Park

November 23, 2021

UPDATE: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a motor vehicle collision with two pedestrians in Lexington Park that resulted in injuries.

On Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 at 5:35 pm, Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision in the area of Great Mills Road and Darcy Lane involving two pedestrians. Deputies arrived on scene and observed two vehicles in the roadway and two pedestrians lying in the roadway with obvious injuries.

Due to the severity of the crash, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined a 1995 Chevrolet truck was carrying an unsecured load when a mattress flew out of the truck bed and landed in the roadway. The truck’s operator, Michelle Lee Williams, 49 of California, had turned the vehicle around and parked in the center left-turn lane at Great Mills Road and Darcy Lane. Williams and a 13-year-old male passenger got out of the truck to retrieve the mattress.

A 1997 Ford Expedition, driven by Laquan Woodland, 32 of Lexington Park, was traveling eastbound on Great Mills Road when it struck the mattress, Williams and the juvenile.

Williams was flown to a regional hospital for non-incapacitating injuries and the juvenile was flown to another hospital where the juvenile is listed in stable condition. The occupants of the Ford Expedition refused medical treatment at the scene.

At this time, poor lighting, dark clothing and the pedestrians illegally in the roadway are contributing factors in the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or any events leading up to it and has not already provided a statement is asked to call Cpl. Brandon Foor at 301-475-4200, ext. 2265 or email [email protected].

11/23/2021: On Monday, November 22, 2021, at approximately 5:35 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Great Mills Road and Tower Lane in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving two pedestrians.

Police requested a helicopter be pre-launched for the victims injuries.

Fire and rescue personnel arrived on the scene to find two pedestrians laying in the roadway and confirmed both victims, one a teenage male, and the other an adult female both needed aviation transport.

Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 landed nearby and transported one to an area Children’s Trauma Center, and the second victim to an area trauma center.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the collision and performing Traffic Reconstruction for precautionary reasons. Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to assist with road closures and traffic control.

Preliminary reports indicate, the pickup truck the two victims were traveling in had a mattress come out the bed of the truck and and land on Great Mills Road. While trying to retrieve the mattress they were struck by the Ford SUV.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continuing the investigation

Updates will be provided when they become available.