Friday, November 3, 2017

PGPD Investigates Fatal Crash in Accokeek

Updated November 3, 2017: The driver has been identified as 28-year-old Joseph Michael Lyons of Rolling Tree Road in Accokeek. 

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash early Friday morning in Accokeek. Investigators are working to identify the driver who was killed so his family can be notified. He is an African American male, possibly in his 30s. Investigators are also trying to identify the male passenger who fled the scene after the crash. He is described as an African American male with dreadlocks, possibly wearing a black jacket. 

On November 3rd, at approximately 3:40 am, patrol officers responded to Livingston Road and Horizon View Place for a crash involving a single car. When the officers arrived, they discovered the driver deceased. It is unknown whether the passenger who left the scene suffered any injuries. The involved car is a 2017 Mercedes GL300.

The preliminary investigation reveals the car was heading northbound on Livingston Road when for reasons which remain under investigation, it crossed the center lines, struck a curb and ultimately ended up in a wooded area. 

Anyone with information that could help investigators 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); online at or the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app to your mobile device).

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