CALIFORNIA: According to a St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department spokesman, on August 22, 2013 at 1942 hours Patrol Units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of Rt. 235 & Shady Mile Drive in California for the reported serious motor vehicle collision. Patrol Units discovered a 1992 Honda Civic CRX , operated by Anthony Paul Levine, 35, of Denton, Maryland had struck a traffic signal support pole.
Mr. Levine was trapped in the vehicle and required extrication. After Mr. Levine was extricated from the vehicle he was transported to Baltimore Shock Trauma by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 with what was believed to be life threatening injuries. Due to the injuries sustained by Mr. Levine the Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.
Investigators determined Mr. Levine was traveling northbound on Rt. 235 approaching Shady Mile Drive, reportedly in a speed contest with a full size white pick-up truck, possibly a diesel, which had a loud exhaust and some type of green exterior lighting. At the intersection of Shady Mile Drive Mr. Levine lost control of his vehicle, left the northbound side of the roadway and struck a traffic light support pole causing him to become entrapped in his vehicle. Mr. Levine was reported to be in stable condition at the time of this press release. Speed is the primary contributing factor to the crash with no indications of impairment. This investigation is on going and anyone who may have been in the area, observed the crash or have information on the full size white pick-up truck is asked to contact Deputy Alvin Beishline # 252 of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Team at (301)475-4200 Ext. 9019.
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