MARYLAND STATE POLICE NEWSBEAT: NBC photographer, video company owner David Vukmer killed in crash on Rt. 5

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MARYLAND STATE POLICE NEWSBEAT:
NBC photographer, video company owner killed in crash on Rt. 5

LEONARDTOWN, MD – Maryland State Police from Leonardtown Barrack are investigating a crash that claimed the life of 58-year old David Vukmer from South Carolina.

Vukmer was the driver of a 2014 Hyundai Veloster, registered in South Carolina.  Vukmer was pronounced deceased on the scene by emergency medical service providers and transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy.

On Saturday, February 29, 2020, at approximately 8:00 p.m., troopers responded to a crash in the area of the 23,000 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. The preliminary investigation indicates the Veloster, operated by Vukmer, was traveling southbound on Point Lookout Road when for reasons unknown, traveled off of the roadway, into a ditch and became airborne, striking two separate trees.  The vehicle came to rest on its roof approximately 15 feet from the second tree.

Dave Vukmer

The driver, later identified as Vukmer, was pronounced deceased on the scene. Police believe he was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

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Vukmer is a retired NBC network photojournalist who worked for the network from June of 1997 to November of 2016, worked at WCBD News 2 in Mount Pleasant, S.C.  for one year and formed his own company in 2017, MozAir Productions LLC, located in Georgetown, S.C.

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  Elevated Attitude, Elevated Images… 

  I am the Owner/Operator of MozAir,LLC. 

  I will be the guy doing it all.

From planning and scripting, to production & post-production, MozAir has you covered. 

  My 30 years in the TV business bring with them insights, skills, techniques and professional experience that will give YOU the MozAir edge. 

Vukmer’s family resides in the Chingville area. Vukmer graduated from Great Mills High School and his father, Nick, a retired teacher in St. Mary’s County, operated a charter bus service in the area for many years.

Dave Vukmer is fondly remembered by many friends in St. Mary’s County and will live on through his videography such as this he posted on YouTube

John Callicott
It’s with a very sad heart that I post today. I just found out that the very first bass player I ever played in a band with was involved in an auto accident last night and did not survive. Dave Vukmer was the most genuine and mellow guys I’ve ever known. He taught me how to groove thru and not rush songs. It’s the best advice I ever received as a drummer. I carried it through every song I played. He also drove down from DC , not once but 2 times bypassing 200 other car dealerships to purchase two cars from me. That’s a good friend… Im asking for prayers for his family. They need it and would greatly appreciate it. This is one gig I’ll never forget our very first paying gig.. The band “Equinox” playing my high school, Leonardtown Highs Valentine’s day dance 1980. Dave Vukmer is far right. RIP my Rhythm section Brother. 😢
UPDATE: THE ACCIDENT LAST NIGHT NEAR LEONARDTOWN HIGH SCHOOL WAS DAVE. THE PICTURE ABOVE IS LEONARDTOWN HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM

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