Crash in­jures two, 73-year-old listed as crit­i­cal

Po­lice sus­pect speed, slick road led to ac­ci­dent in Hunt­ing­town

The Calvert Recorder - - News - By DANDAN ZOU dzou@somd­news.com Twit­ter: @CalRecDANDAN

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.

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