Driver killed in single-vehicle accident
Police continue to investigate crash
Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigators have identified the man who was killed in a single–vehicle crash Friday evening in Charlotte Hall.
Clifton Vernon Graves, 49, of Charlotte Hall was pronounced dead at the scene after his SUV left the roadway, overturned and struck several trees, according to authorities.
On June 3 at 7:14 p.m., officers responded to the
9200 block of Trinity Church Road for the report of a single vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation revealed
that Graves had been traveling northbound when he lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons, a press release states. The SUV drifted off the roadway before sliding across both lanes onto a grassy area, overturning and crashing
into several trees.
Members of the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit are continuing to investigate the accident.
Graves’ death marks the eighth traffic fatality of the year in Charles County. had been arrested three days prior, court records indicate. The alleged victim told police that during
an argument over drugs, Swann allegedly struck him twice in the face and head with a baseball bat, causing him to pass out, charging documents state.
While in custody, Swann filed a criminal complaint against the alleged victim, and he was charged with second-degree assault by way of criminal summons, court records indicate.
Police are continuing to investigate Swann’s cause of death.