Driver dead after car strikes tree and overturns

Posted at 9:46 PM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 21:49:08-04

St.Mary's County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal collision that took the life of a 24-year- old man on Monday.

When deputies arrived at the scene they found a man trapped inside a car that was on top of an embankment.

After further investigation, they were able to determine that 24-year-old David Joseph Johnson was driving north on Three Notch Road in the Lexington Park are when he lost control of his car. The vehicle crossed onto the southbound side of the road and struck a tree.

Johnson suffered serious injuries and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe that speed was the cause of the fatal accident.

Officials ask anyone who may have witnessed the collision or events leading up to the collision is asked to contact Corporal Dale Reppel at (240) 496-6694.