Maryland: booze and speed blamed for driver’s fatal crash into tree; passenger critical

(March 2, 2012) — A Mechanicsville area man died and his passenger was critically injured Wednesday afternoon when the sport utility vehicle they were riding in went off Maypole Road near Leonardtown, police report, and hit trees along the roadway.
Killed in the 4 p.m. crash was 45-year-old David Jodie Quade, who was driving the 1997 Ford Explorer north on the road away from Route 5 when it left the pavement for unknown reasons and continued traveling in a ditch, according to St. Mary’s sheriff’s deputies. The vehicle’s passenger side rear quarter panel hit one tree, before the SUV spun around and its driver’s side struck another tree. ….MORE
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