County po­lice trainee killed in auto ac­ci­dent

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A po­lice trainee was killed in a traf­fic ac­ci­dent in Up­per Marl­boro early Sun­day, Prince Ge­orge’s County po­lice said.

Jer­rell La­mont Wedge, 24, of Up­per Marl­boro, was killed when his car left the road­way and struck a tree around 3:30 a.m., po­lice said.

Mr. Wedge was at­tend­ing the Prince Ge­orge’s County Po­lice Depart­ment’s train­ing academy as a re­cruit for the Mary­land-Na­tional Cap­i­tal Park Po­lice, Prince Ge­orge’s County Di­vi­sion.

Po­lice said the in­ci­dent is un­der re­view and that the pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion sug­gests that speed was a fac­tor. block of Palco Place for a house fire about 5 a.m.

Fire­fight­ers found boxes and ma­te­ri­als stacked from floor to ceil­ing in the home that made it dif­fi­cult for them to move around.

An 80-year-old woman was able to get out of the two-story house. Fire of­fi­cials said she was in se­ri­ous but sta­ble con­di­tion Sun­day at a hos­pi­tal.

The man found in­side the home was be­lieved to be the 82-year-old home­owner. Of­fi­cials said an au­topsy was re­quired to con­firm the vic­tim’s iden­tity.

Investigators were try­ing to de­ter­mine what caused the fire.

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