Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital nurse Lindsay Canter charged with DUI homicide for intentionally forcing driver she was racing on Rt. 4 off the road and killing Ronald Ball
LUSBY, MD. Calvert Sheriff’s Captain Todd Ireland reports that Lindsay Canter, of St. Mary’s County, intentionally struck the Ford Mustang she had been racing on Rt. 4 resulting in the Nissan going out of control and killing the driver; and with fleeing the scene.
Posters on her Facebook page assert that Canter was an ex-girlfriend of Ronald Ball and had been stalking him.
On December 15, 2016, at approximately 1:32 a.m. units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area near the intersection of Maryland Route 4 and Rousby Hall Road in Lusby, Maryland for a report of a motor vehicle collision.
Preliminary investigation revealed a 2012 Ford Mustang and 2009 Nissan 370 Z were both traveling northbound on Maryland Route. As the vehicles entered the intersection of Rousby Hall Road the Ford Mustang struck the Nissan 370 Z in the rear causing the Nissan to go off the roadway and into an embankment. Once off the road the Nissan rolled and came to final rest on its roof. After the collision, the operator of the Ford Mustang, later identified as Lindsay Leanne Canter, 32, of Lexington Park, Maryland failed to remain on the scene of the collision. The Mustang was located by CCSO Patrol Bureau deputies and subsequently was stopped a short time later in close proximity to the crash scene.
The operator of the Nissan was identified as Ronald Joseph Ball, 32, of Huntingtown, Maryland. Ball was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by CMH ER Staff.
Capt. Ireland reports that Calvert County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Bureau detectives followed up with several interviews throughout the course of the day on December 15, 2016. During the interviews, detectives learned that the suspect, in this case, Lindsay Leanne Carter, intentionally struck Ball’s vehicle. The two vehicles had been racing north on Rt. 4 prior to Carter deciding to make contact with Ball’s vehicle. Based upon the information learned during the interviews with Carter she was charged with DUI homicide by motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash and numerous other DUI related charges.
She entered a guilty plea to DUI on Aug. 8, 2014, in a plea deal with St. Mary’s County States Attorney Richard Fritz and was given Probation Before Judgement with sixty days in jail and all of the jail time suspended. The plea deal also provided for her to pay a fine of $192.50.
Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans said “in Calvert County traffic crashes have a negative impact on more families annually than any other single event law enforcement is involved with. I continue to ensure deputies are conducting traffic enforcement to remove impaired drivers from our roadways in an effort to prevent tragedies such as this one from occurring. The holiday season should be a time for families and friends to get together and share some great times and to make memories. Please do your part to help prevent an event such as this from destroying your holiday season this year and in the future. If you are hosting or attending a party be sure those that are consuming alcoholic beverages do not get behind the wheel of a vehicle and kill or seriously injure themselves or someone else.”
Alcohol is undoubtedly a factor in this case. If anyone has any information regarding this collision is being asked to contact Sgt. V. Bortchevsky of CRT at 410-535-2800 ext. 2540 or by e-mail: email@example.com
Lindsay Leanne Canter, of 21276 Mayfaire Lane, in Lexington Park, Md., was charged with negligent manslaughter while under the influence as well as homicide by Calvert Deputy T. Mohler.
Canter was charged with DUI on May 10, 2014, at 3:09 am by a St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department Deputy as she cruised up Rt. 235 at Rt. 4. Court records show that her DUI arrest was related to a collision while she operated a 2012 Chevy. She entered a guilty plea to DUI on Aug. 8, 2014, in a plea deal with St. Mary’s County States Attorney Richard Fritz and was given Probation Before Judgement with sixty days in jail and all of the jail time suspended. The plea deal also provided for her to pay a fine of $192.50.