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Maryland State Police News Release

Maryland State Police Investigate Double Fatal Crash On Crain Highway

(Bel Alton, MD) Maryland State Police from the LaPlata Barrack continue to investigate a two-vehicle crash on Crain Highway this morning that killed two people including a 15-year-old in Charles County.

The two deceased were passengers in a vehicle involved in a crash around 7:30 a.m. on southbound Crain Highway near Mount Air Road. The names of the deceased will be released once next of kin notification is made. The Office of the Chief  Medical Examiner is assisting with the identification of the victims.

The preliminary investigation indicates a GMC Yukon reportedly struck the rear of a Toyota Corolla hatchback. The front passenger of the Toyota, as well as a 15-year-old rear seat passenger in the Toyota,  were declared deceased at the scene by emergency medical personnel. The driver of the Toyota, identified as Houssainatou Boiro, 49, was transported by MSP Aviation Command Trooper 7 to MedStar Washington Medical Center.

The Maryland State Police Gun Center is assisting the investigation after a loaded 9-millimeter handgun was reportedly recovered from the GMC Yukon.  The driver of the GMC Yukon is identified as Pedro David Garcia, 31, of Yulee, Florida, who was transported to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in LaPlata. At this time, investigators report no signs of impairment have been established.

The Maryland State Police Crash Team is investigating the crash. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration assisted with the four-hour road closure following the crash.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact Corporal Zimmerman of the Maryland State Police Crash Team at (301) 392-1231.


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