- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
A St. Mary’s County man and a Charles County woman were killed in a Sunday afternoon traffic accident in Huntingtown, and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
At 12:45 p.m. Oct. 6, sheriff’s office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team members responded to Plum Point Road near Twin Oak Lane in Huntingtown for a reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle, according to a press release.
Police said a silver 2013 Ford Escape was partially in the westbound lane of Plum Point Road and a 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was on its side in the center of the same lane. The two vehicles were involved in “an apparent head-on collision,” the release states, and both the operator and passenger of the motorcycle were ejected from the vehicle and were found lying in the road.
The Harley-Davidson, driven by Bruce Monteith, 56, of Mechanicsville, was heading west on Plum Point Road. Gloriana Beauvis, 44, of Hughesville was a passenger on the motorcycle, police said. As the Harley-Davidson approached the intersection of Plum Point Road and Twin Oak Lane, the Ford, driven by Sherry Horseman, 50, of Chesapeake Beach, was heading east on Plum Point Road, the release states. In an attempt to enter a private driveway, the Ford turned left in front of the motorcycle and the two vehicles collided, police said.
Horseman received minor injuries from the impact of the collision and was treated on the scene, according to the press release.
Monteith was pronounced dead while being taken to Calvert Memorial Hospital by emergency medical personnel. His body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, police said, where an autopsy will be performed.
Monteith at one time played softball for a series of teams in St. Mary’s, including Bailey’s Express and Capt. Sam’s, at the position of right center in the field, batting left-handed at the plate.
“He did great. He was excellent, and fast,” former teammate Mark Bailey said this week. “He would slap the ball down the baseline [toward first base], and beat it.”
Beauvis was taken to CMH, where she was pronounced dead by emergency room staff, the release states.
Police said driver inattention and failure to yield the right of way are the factors that contributed to the collision. The final cause of the collision is being investigated.
The sheriff’s office Crash Reconstruction Team is conducting a complete investigation into the events that led up to the collision, and anyone with information related to the investigation should contact Dfc. R. Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 410-535-2800.