On September 3, 2015 at approximately 1940 hours members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the intersection of MD Route 4 and Rousby Hall Road for the report of a serious motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival units located three vehicles that were involved in a collision. One of the vehicles involved was a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Preliminary investigation revealed a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Conrado Rago Fabricante Jr, a 55 year old male of Broomes Island, was traveling northbound on MD Route 4 in the area of Rousby Hall Road. The motorcycle was also occupied by a rear passenger, Lauren Shelby Pitt, a 27 year old female of Hollywood MD. As the motorcycle entered the intersection, a 2009 Jeep Wrangler operated by Joseph James Illar, a 57 year old male of Lusby, entered the intersection in an attempt to make a left turn to travel west on Rousby Hall Road and collided with the motorcycle. As a result of the collision both the operator and the rear passenger were ejected from the motorcycle. After the collision the motorcycle continued travelling west and struck a 2014 Mercedes Benz SUV, which was stopped on Rousby Hall Road waiting to turn right onto northbound MD Route 4. The Mercedes was operated by Julianne Robin Posey, a 53 year old female of Broomes Island. Subsequent to the collision with the Mercedes, the motorcycle and the Mercedes caught fire.
Fabricante and Pitt were both killed and were pronounced dead on the scene by emergency medical personnel. Illar was treated on the scene for minor injuries and was released. Posey also sustained minor injuries and was released after assessment on the scene.
At this time the causation of the collision and fault remains under investigation.
The bodies of Fabricante and Pitt were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, MD where an autopsy will be performed.
Deputy W. Rector and other members of the Crash Reconstruction Team are conducting an investigation into the events that led up to the collision. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Dep. Rector at 410-535-2800 or via e-mail at email@example.com.