Thursday, June 4, 2015

PGPD Identifies Victim in Fatal Crash in Accokeek

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in Accokeek. The victim is 60-year-old John Michael Rittenhouse of Bealle Hill Road in Waldorf. 

On May 30, 2015, at about 1:00 am, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Indian Head Highway at The Mall for the report of a crash involving two cars. When they arrived, they found Rittenhouse suffering from critical injuries. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the second car suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

Preliminarily, it appears Rittenhouse was trying to make a left turn into The Mall when he was hit by a car heading northbound on Indian Head Highway. 

Anyone with information about 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.

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