- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
A Great Mills man who was struck by a pickup truck early last week died Tuesday at a hospital, according to a local funeral home, as St. Mary’s sheriff’s deputies continue their investigation of the collision.
A Maryland State Police helicopter crew flew 65-year-old James Benjamin Clarke Jr. to the University of Maryland Hospital’s shock-trauma center in Baltimore, sheriff’s deputies report, after the incident that occurred shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, on Harrison Street, in a housing area where Clarke lived off Chancellor’s Run Road.
The following day, sheriff’s deputies report, a 21-year-old Lexington Park man driving a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck involved in the collision went to the sheriff’s office. A sheriff’s spokesperson said last week that no charges were filed through the initial investigation, and that the name of the driver would not be released while the inquiry assisted by the state’s attorney’s office is ongoing.
The Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home in Leonardtown reported this week that a burial service for Clarke will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Holy Face Catholic Church in Great Mills, following visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, at the funeral home.