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The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office crash reconstruction team is continuing an investigation into a three-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon that resulted in the death of a Port Republic man.
According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, at about 4:32 p.m., the sheriff’s office was called to the scene of a four-vehicle accident at Route 4 and Industry Lane in Prince Frederick. The preliminary investigation revealed a white GMC driven by Patrick Shane Harrison, 27, of St. Leonard, was heading north on Route 4 in the fast lane, just south of Industry Lane. While heading north, the GMC veered off the roadway and into the median for unknown reasons, police said. Harrison allegedly tried to steer the vehicle back onto the roadway, overcorrected, lost control of the vehicle and continued to drive across the median and into the southbound lanes of Route 4, where he collided with a Chrysler Sebring, driven by Dani Deanna Nicole Tice, 21, of Lusby. Tice’s vehicle had three passengers. Harrison’s vehicle became airborne as it continued across the roadway and then struck a 2000 Ford Mustang, driven by Louis Allen Gross Jr., 41, of Port Republic. Gross’ vehicle was forced off the road due to the impact, and struck a telephone pole, stopping the vehicle. After colliding with the Mustang, the GMC truck continued to head north in the southbound lanes and eventually stopped in the southbound lanes just south of Industry Lane. A fourth vehicle, parked at a gas pump outside of KenMar liquors, was struck by debris from the accident, according to sheriff’s office Detective DeFelice.
Gross was pronounced dead on the scene by responding medical personnel, according to the release. Harrison was extricated from his vehicle and taken to Prince George’s Hospital Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Tice and the Sebring passengers were treated at the scene by EMS personnel and released.
DeFelice said Gross was wearing a seatbelt at the time of impact.
The crash reconstruction team is continuing the investigation into the events that led up to the crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cpl. R. Wilson at the sheriff’s office at 410-535-2800, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.