Dameron, Maryland – On February 04, 2014 at approximately 9:38PM, deputies from the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Toms Way for a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Deputies found a Toyota RAV 4 on the shoulder and a subject lying in the roadway being treated by Emergency Medical Personnel. The subject was subsequently transported by ambulance to the Prince George’s Medical Center with life threatening injuries. Deputies on the scene requested the Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction team respond. Corporal Brian Connelly along with additional members of the Collision Reconstruction Team immediately responded and assumed the investigation.
The preliminary investigation revealed Christopher Wayne Murphy, 21 of Saint Inigoes, was walking in the travel portion of Three Notch Road just north of Toms Way. A 2007 Toyota Rav 4 operated by Sandra Louise Birch, 41, of Ridge, was traveling northbound and struck Murphy. Murphy sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to Prince George’s Hospital Center by ambulance. The Maryland State Police Helicopter was unable to transport due to weather. No other injuries were reported. At this time alcohol, drugs, and speed do not appear to be factors in the collision.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision and has not already provided a statement is asked to contact Corporal Brian Connelly ID# 151 of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at 301.475.4200 Ext. 9010. This crash remains under investigation.