Two killed in sep­a­rate crashes

Vic­tims, both men, were from La Plata, Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

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

Two men were killed in sep­a­rate sin­gle vehi- cle crashes on Fri­day and Satur­day in Charles County.

The vic­tim in Fri­day’s crash in Wel­come has been iden­ti­fied as Rog- er Slaugh­ter, 61, of La Plata, po­lice re­ported. Der­rick McCall, 26, of Wash­ing­ton, D.C., died in an In­dian Head crash Satur­day morn­ing.

Around 2:15 p.m. on Fri­day, Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice deputies re­sponded to the crash site in the 8200 block of Blos­som Point Road and found Slaugh­ter crit­i­cally in­jured, an agency spokesper­son said. He

died shortly after on the scene.

Po­lice have de­ter­mined Slaugh­ter had been trav­el­ing north when, for un­known rea­sons, his pickup truck left the road and struck a tree.

The sher­iff’s of­fice traf­fic op­er­a­tions unit is con­tin­u­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Around 7:22 a.m. on Satur­day, Mary­land State Po­lice troop­ers re­sponded to a crash site at the area of Chi­ca­muxen Road and River­side Road, and found that McCall had veered off the right side of the road and struck a tree, a news re­lease states. The man was ex­tri­cated from the ve­hi­cle, a Ford F-150, and treated by paramedics be­fore he was pro­nounced dead on the scene. Po­lice be­lieve the ac­ci­dent was caused by driver er­ror.

Charles County has seen nine traf­fic fa­tal­i­ties so far in 2017.

Any­one who may have wit­nessed or who has in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the col­li­sion on Satur­day is asked to con­tact the Mary­land State Po­lice La Plata bar­rack duty of­fi­cer at 301-392-1200 and ref­er­ence case num­ber 17-MSP010401. This in­ves­ti­ga­tion is be­ing con­tin­ued by Sgt. C.M. Bowl­ing, a col­li­sion re­con­struc­tion spe­cial­ist.

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