Serious Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Two Mechanicsville Teens in Helen Under Investigation

May 1, 2023

On Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 1:40 am, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to Point Lookout Road and Bellevue Lane in Helen for the report of a single-vehicle crash with the vehicle overturned. Offices arrived and located a female passenger unresponsive with suspected serious injuries.

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

Preliminary investigation determined that a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, operated by a 17-year-old male from Mechanicsville, was traveling southbound on Point Lookout Road. Due to weather conditions and suspected speeding, the vehicle lost control over a curve, going off the roadway, striking a ditch and turning over. In addition to the driver, there were three passengers inside of the vehicle. Aa 18-year-old female from Mechanicsville, was unconscious at the scene and was transported to an area shock trauma hospital for incapacitating injuries.

Speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.

Anyone with additional information about the collision is asked to contact Cpl. Matthew Beyer at 301-475-4200, ext. 78005 or email [email protected].