On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at approximately 1:30 p.m members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported serious motor vehicle collision on Patuxent Beach Road in the area of North Patuxent Beach Road. Deputies arrived on scene to discover a head-on, two vehicle collision.
Preliminary investigation determined a 2009 Toyota Rav 4, operated by Diane Vanaman of Great Mills, was traveling south on Patuxent Beach Road when her vehicle crossed the center line and entered the northbound lanes. Vanaman’s vehicle then struck a 2011 GMC Acadia operated by Genevieve Piatt of Lusby. Vanaman was pronounced dead on the scene. Piatt was transported by Maryland State Police Trooper 7 to Prince George’s Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries.
The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The cause of the collision remains under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, and has not already provided a statement, is asked to contact Deputy Vincent Pontorno at 301-475-4040.