As reported in somdnews.com, alcohol is thought to have been a contributing factor in a January 22, 2013 single-vehicle accident. A 25-year-old Owings, Maryland man was a passenger in a 2000 Ford Ranger pick-up driven by a 23-year-old man who lost control of the truck as he rounded a curve while driving on Lower Marlboro Road near Academy Drive. The truck became airborne after crossing the double yellow line and leaving the road, according to deputies with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.
According to a press release, deputies discovered the vehicle on Lower Marlboro Road in the front lawn of a home. The passenger was ejected from the vehicle as it rolled several times before coming to rest against a tree. He was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital. Later he was transferred to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he died on Wednesday, January 23rd.
Alcohol Impairment Resulted in Driver Error and Loss of Control
The Calvert County Crash Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident. Deputies believe the driver had been drinking and that alcohol impairment caused him to speed while rounding the curve and commit the driver error of losing control.
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