Three killed in sep­a­rate crashes

Maryland Independent - - Front Page - By AN­DREW RICHARD­SON arichard­son@somd­news.com

Po­lice say there were three sep­a­rate fa­tal ac­ci­dents over the week­end in Charles County: a driver crashed into a tree in Port To­bacco, a pedes­trian was struck in La Plata and a bi­cy­clist was struck in Wal­dorf.

In the Port To­bacco ac­ci­dent, Manuel Car­los Gon­za­les, 28, of Port To­bacco was killed in the sin­gle-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion.

Around 1:46 a.m. on Oct. 22, Mary­land State Po­lice troop­ers re­sponded to the crash on Route 6 near the area of Re­treat Place and found a man suf­fer­ing from se­vere in­juries, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. Pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion showed that Gon­za­les had failed to drive in a sin­gle lane as he trav­eled west­bound on Route 6, and

drove across a drive­way, send­ing his car air­borne and into a tree.

Gon­za­lez was flown to a hos­pi­tal with life- threat­en­ing in­juries, and died the next day around 1: 15 a. m.

In the La Plata ac­ci­dent, the vic­tim has been iden­ti­fied as Jean­marie Howard Davis, 46, of La Plata.

Around 7: 59 p. m. on Oct. 23, troop­ers re­sponded to a col­li­sion on U. S. 301 near Rosewick Road, po­lice re­ported. Pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion showed that a man driv­ing a Ford Ex­pe­di­tion had been trav­el­ing north on U. S. 301 in a right turn lane where Davis was walk­ing in the road. She was struck by the ve­hi­cle and pro­nounced dead on the scene.

And in the Wal­dorf ac­ci­dent, Mar­cus De­juann Jones, 44, of Suit­land was struck by a car and killed while rid­ing a bi­cy­cle.

Around 9: 52 p. m. on Oct. 23, troop­ers re­sponded to a col­li­sion on U. S. 301 near Sub- Sta­tion Road and found Jones, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. Pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­di­cated that a man driv­ing a Chevro­let Cruze was trav­el­ing north­bound on U. S. 301 as Jones at­tempted to cross the street on a bi­cy­cle and was struck by the car. He was pro­nounced dead on the scene.

Po­lice are con­tin­u­ing to in­ves­ti­gate each ac­ci­dent. Any­one who may have wit­nessed any of th­ese crashes is asked to con­tact the Mary­land State Po­lice La Plata bar­rack duty of­fi­fi­fi­cer at 301- 392- 1200.

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