Tuesday, October 30, 2012

PGPD Investigates Fatal Accident in Capitol Heights

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that killed a Capitol Heights man. It happened around 1:30 am near Nova Avenue and Rail Street in Capitol Heights on October 30th.

The preliminary investigation reveals 35 year-old Aaron Jerome Smith of the 4300 block of Torque Street left his home to help a friend change a flat tire on a Dodge Caravan. Smith had the Caravan up on a jack and was trying to get a spare tire out from underneath the vehicle. The spare would not come down. It appears Smith tried to pull off the spare tire and the jack shifted and it fell on him. Smith’s friend did try to rescue Smith but was unsuccessful. Smith died at the scene. Detectives do not believe the death is storm related.

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division.

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