Wednesday, December 24, 2014

PGPD Investigates Fatal Crash in Fairmount Heights

Updated: December 24, 2015: The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Lashawn Childs of Hunt Place in Northeast Washington. 

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in Fairmount Heights.

On December 18, 2014, at about 9:50 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Sheriff Road and 61st Avenue for a crash involving a car and a tow truck. When they arrived, they found the car’s driver suffering from critical injuries. She was taken to a hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The tow truck driver and his passenger were not hurt.

The preliminary investigation reveals the driver of the car was heading westbound on Sheriff Road when she hit the back of the tow truck that was stopped and trying to make a left turn onto 61st Avenue.

The victim’s name will be released once the family is notified.

Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 306-5640. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to and submit a tip online.

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department's Media Relation’s Division at 301-772-4710.

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