UPDATE: Hill’s Country Store to Honor Mechanicsville Man Killed by Drunk Driver

April 12, 2022

Hill’s Country Store (located at 29933 Point Lookout Road in Helen) will be honoring William Brown on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

Hill’s posted the following.

“Wednesday night we will Honor Bill Brown with Horseshoes & Budlight & Jager thingys! We are still struggling but we feel its only appropriate to play horseshoes Wednesday night for him!! Come out and hangout and show him some love! Let’s talk about all the stories we have and just be together for him and each other!

The Tournament will start at 6:45 p.m., to give people time to get here!! We all know Mr Bill was always running late on Wednesdays! We do have music starting at 7:00 p.m., thanks to Jordan Guy.”

All photos are thanks to friends and family of William “Bob” Brown

All incident scene photos are courtesy of the Mechanicsville, and Hughesville Volunteer Fire Departments.

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UPDATE 4/10/2022 @ 2:00 p.m.: On April 10, 2022, at 2:45 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 30000 block of Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving several vehicles.

Deputies arrived on scene and located three vehicles involved in the collision and one vehicle operator was declared deceased on the scene by emergency medical personnel. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined a 2002 Mercedes sedan operated by Calvin Lavalle Shubrooks, age 59 of Great Mills, was travelling northbound on Three Notch Road and failed to stop for a redlight at the intersection of Golden Beach Road.

Shubrooks struck a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse operated by William Howard Brown, age 76 of Mechanicsville, and then struck a 2016 Honda Accord operated by Gerell Terrence Shingles, age 31 of Mechanicsville.

Both the Traverse and Accord were stationary at the redlight. Brown was declared deceased on scene and Shubrooks was transported to an area trauma center by helicopter, where he was pronounced deceased. Shingles was transported by ambulance to an area trauma center for treatment.

At this time, speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors in the collision.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Deputy First Class Matthew Beyer at (301) 475-4200 extension 78005.

4/10/2022 : On Sunday, April 10, 2022, at approximately 2:45 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Golden Beach Road in  Charlotte Hall, for a motor vehicle collision reported to be serious.

A Charles County Deputy advised they would need a helicopter and they had one fatality at the scene.

Firefighters arrived on scene and reported a motor vehicle crash involving three vehicles and confirmed the fatality.

One person was transported by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 to an area trauma center.

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

Updates will be provided as they become available.