On Monday, June 1, at about 6:30 pm, a 2009 Hyundai Elantra traveling south on Old Georgetown Road and a 2009 Chevrolet Colorado traveling east on Executive Boulevard collided in the intersection. The impact of the collision then caused both vehicles to travel into a construction zone at the southeast corner of the intersection. The Hyundai struck a stationary excavator. The Chevrolet struck a construction worker who was working in a trench in lane two of northbound Old Georgetown Road on the western workaround.
The construction worker, 61-year-old Michael James O’Connor, of Middle River, Maryland, was pronounced deceased at the scene. An MCDOT representative said, “It is with a heavy heart that I have to inform you that a foreman with our general contractor Corman Kokosing was killed at a traffic accident yesterday evening. The accident occurred at the intersection of Old Georgetown Rd and Executive Blvd while the crew was working on a sanitary sewer line relocation. Our most sincere condolences go to the family and Corman Kokosing.”
The driver of the Hyundai, identified as Elizabeth McMillan Stuckle, age 69, of Bethesda, Maryland, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet, David Walter Fenerty, age 56, of Kensington, Maryland, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No charges appear to have been filed against either driver, according to the state’s court database.
MCDOT said that work on the western workaround project was canceled Tuesday and will be resumed Wednesday, June 3rd. The night shift has been canceled until further notice. Corman and MCDOT are reevaluating the maintenance of traffic designs for the project to make sure they can continue construction operations safely.