The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision involving an ATV in Capitol Heights. The victim is 29-year-old Jerome Odom of Beechnut Road in Capitol Heights.
On December 27, 2015, at about 5:45 pm, patrol officers were called to the 7400 block of Walker Mill Road for the report of a collision involving an ATV and SUV. Odom and a teenage passenger had been on the ATV. Odom was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The teenage passenger of the ATV suffered serious injuries. The driver of the SUV was not hurt.
The preliminary investigation reveals the ATV was heading eastbound on Walker Mill Road. An SUV heading westbound on Walker Mill Road struck the ATV as the SUV attempted to make a left turn onto Waterford Drive.
Odom and the passenger were not wearing safety helmets.
ATVS are illegal to drive on county-maintained roadways. If stopped for driving an ATV, the driver faces a fine of up to $290. The ATV can be impounded and the driver faces the possibility of arrest for operating an uninsured vehicle.
Anyone with information about this fatal collision is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.