Clarksburg residents John Fauerby and Lynne Rosenbusch were riding their tandem bike along a rural road in Calvert County when they were struck and killed by a vehicle driven by an alleged drunk driver on Saturday afternoon, according to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.
Police say the fatal collision wreck occurred just before 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 in Chesapeake Beach. Units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Tobacco Road and Tobacco Lane in Chesapeake Beach in reference to a crash involving a motor vehicle and bicyclists.
Police say John Henrik Fauerby, 64, and Lynne Frances Rosenbusch, 58, were operating a tandem bicycle north bound on Tobacco Road. A 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, being operated by Catherine Frances Lyon, 62, of Huntingtown, was also traveling north bound on Tobacco Road. The Jeep came up from behind the bicycle and struck it in the rear. As a result of the collision, both Fauerby and Rosenbusch were ejected from the bicycle. Due to the injuries from the collision, Rosenbusch was pronounced deceased on the scene by medical personnel. Fauerby was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
During the investigation it was determined that Lyon was operating the Jeep under the influence of alcohol. Lyon was arrested and charged with multiple traffic and criminal charges including Driving Under the Influence and Homicide by Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence. Lyon was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center to await a hearing before the District Court Commissioner.