Southern Md. Police Beat: Cops say excessive speed killed Stephen Adams on Pegg Road when he crashed and overturned

Southern Maryland Police Beat

Lexington Park, Maryland – St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on April 25, 2015, at 1:10 AM, deputies responded to a single vehicle crash on Pegg Road and Westbury Boulevard. Deputies found a vehicle off the roadway overturned.

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The front seat passenger, identified as Michael Dobbins, age 27, of Lexington Park, was able to get out of the vehicle, however the driver was trapped inside. Dobbins was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance for treatment of minor injuries. The driver, identified as Stephen Adams, 29, of Marbury, Maryland, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police say that Dobbins and Adams were the only two occupants of the vehicle.

The preliminary investigation indicated the 1993 Chevrolet Caprice was traveling southbound on Pegg Road when it left the roadway, struck a guardrail on the northbound shoulder, and overturned. The vehicle came to rest in a wooded area on the northbound side of Pegg Road.

Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Team members responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. At this time, speed appears to be a contributing factor in the crash.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call Corporal William Watters ID #188 at 301.475.4200 X 9114.  CASE  #23776-15.

Michael F. Dobbins, of 46032 Gooseneck Drive in Lexington Park, Md., was arrested by St. Mary’s Deputy M. Boyer on Dec. 12, 2012. He was found guilty in St. Mary’s County District Court on Feb. 14, 2013 of possession of marijuana and give probation before judgment with a fine of $92.50.  A jail sentence of 60 days was suspended as part of a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz.

Dobbins was found guilty of driving without a license on Oct. 24, 2013 and sentenced to 30 days in jail with all of the time suspended in a plea deal with the St. Mary’s States Attorney. He was given probation before judgment in spite of already being on probation.

No funeral arrangements for Adams have yet been announced.

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