The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Laurel on Monday evening. The victim is 46-year-old Lucia Espirtu-Cortez of Avery Drive in Laurel.
On October 23rd, at approximately 5:25 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Laurel Bowie Road and Bowie Road for the report of a collision involving two vehicles. Espirtu-Cortez was rushed to a hospital where she died a short time later. The driver and a second occupant in the victim’s vehicle suffered what appear to be non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the second vehicle also suffered what appear to be non-life threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation reveals the victim was riding in a van that was traveling northbound on Laurel Bowie Road when the driver attempted to make a left turn onto Bowie Road. The second vehicle, which was traveling southbound on Laurel Bowie Road, collided with the van.
Anyone with information 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, text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com.