- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
A Lusby teenager was killed Wednesday evening after the driver of a Jeep in which he was a passenger lost control and crashed into the woods behind a Gunsmoke Trail home.
At 8:29 p.m. Sept. 12, members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the 600 block of Gunsmoke Trail in Lusby for a reported car accident, according to a sheriff’s office press release.
Officers found a 2003 green Jeep Liberty in a wooded area next to a home on Gunsmoke Trail. The driver, Eric A. Harvey, 19, of Lusby was taken to Prince George’s Hospital Center, where he is reportedly in stable condition with a broken femur.
Passenger Justin E. Wilder, 19, of Lusby was taken to Calvert Memorial Hospital where, due to injuries he received in the accident, he was pronounced dead by hospital staff, the press release states.
Officials said the Jeep was traveling south on Gunsmoke Trail near Sitting Bull Trail and as the Jeep began to turn, the driver lost control for “reasons unknown” and left the roadway, according to the press release. The Jeep drove through the front yard of a nearby residence, became airborne, crossed the driveway of the residence and continued into the wooded area behind the home. The passenger side of the Jeep hit a large tree before stopping, deputies said.
Sgt. V. Bortchevsky and the crash team are investigating the cause and the events leading up to the accident. Charges have not been filed against Harvey.