Crash injures two, 73-year-old listed as critical
Police suspect speed, slick road led to accident in Huntingtown
A two-car crash in Huntingtown on Monday sent two people to the hospital with one of them in critical condition.
Police suspect speed and unfavorable road conditions — due to the rain and an unknown slick substance found on the road — may have contributed to the accident.
Police and first re- sponders received an accident call around 11:46 a.m. Monday in the area of Bowie Shop Road and Reserve Drive in Huntingtown.
Henry Jones, 73, of Lusby was taken to Washington Hospital Center where he is listed in critical condition as of Tuesday morning, the sheriff’s office said in a release. The other driver, Mary Vakas, 67, of Dunkirk, is being treated at CalvertHealth Medical Center and is listed in stable condition.
Police said Jones was driving a 1998 Ford F150 truck traveling westbound on Bowie Shop Road in the area of Re- serve Drive. Jones made a sharp turn in the area of Reserve Drive and his truck went into a spin, entering the eastbound travel lane where it was reportedly struck by Vakas’ car, a 2012 Ford Focus. As a result of the crash, Jones was ejected from his truck.
Police said the collision is under investigation by Dfc. Jeffrey Hardesty of the crash reconstruction team. Anyone with additional information regarding the accident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 410-535-2800 or email the investigator at Jeffrey.hardesty@ calvertcountymd.gov.