Calvert County Sheriff’s Beat / Dodge didn’t dodge Drifty Dodge; Loopy Driver Killed

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Leah Maria Bucia was pronounced dead in her red Dodge in head  on crash Calvert County Sheriff July 22, 2016

Leah Maria Bucia was pronounced dead in her red Dodge in head on crash Calvert County Sheriff July 22, 2016

Erratic driver ended loopy trip in fatal head-on crash

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PRINCE FREDERICK, MD. — According to Calvert County Sheriff’s Captain Todd Ireland, a woman who had been reported to be driving in a manner consistent with a person having a medical emergency or under the influence of drugs and or alcohol was killed in a crash near Prince Frederick.

Police say that on July 22, 2016, at approximately 4:01p.m. the Calvert Control Center received a 911 call stating that a red Dodge truck was being operated in an erratic manner.  It was alleged the truck had struck a mailbox on Birch Drive.  The caller advised at 4:03p.m., the truck was traveling westbound on Dares Beach Road and passed a vehicle on the double yellow line approaching Terrace Drive.  At 4:04p.m., the caller advised the truck had crossed the double yellow lines on Dares Beach Road, entered the eastbound lane and struck another red Dodge 2500 truck head on.

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office units that were responding to attempt to locate the lookout vehicle arrived on scene at approximately 4:06p.m., and immediately requested the Crash Reconstruction Team (CRT) to respond.  Members of the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department and the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene and extricated the patients from the vehicles.  The driver of the at fault Dodge truck was pronounced deceased at the scene and the driver of the eastbound red Dodge 2500 truck was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital. 

The deceased was identified as Leah Marie Bucia, a 47-year-old female from Huntingtown.   The male operating the eastbound red Dodge 2500 which was struck was identified as David Allen Brown a 37-year-old male of Charles County. 

Anyone who may have witnessed or has any information about this collision is requested to contact Deputy First Class Jeff Hardesty of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office CRT. He can be reached by emailing hardesjm@co.cal.md.us or be calling 410-535-2800.