Driver killed after tree falls on car in St. Mary’s County

A driver is dead after a tree fell on their vehicle in St. Mary’s County amid storms that sprang up around Isaias path along the East Coast.

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The Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene in the 29500 block of Three Notch Road, near Charlotte Hall Road in Mechanicsville around 9:33 a.m.

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When they arrived, they found the car crushed under a large tree.

The driver – who was trapped – was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The victim’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin.

Investigators do not believe speed or drug or alcohol impairment were factors in the crash.