Prince George's County Police Detectives are investigating the death of a man found inside of his car near Indian Head Highway just before midnight Thursday.
Our officers responded to a 911 call for a single vehicle that had run off Route 210 and had come to rest in the 17000 block of Beech Lane in Accokeek. An autopsy this afternoon determined that the driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound just prior to the crash. No other vehicles were struck.
Detectives from our Criminal Investigation Division are leading the investigation. We have no further information at this time.
Any further inquiries regarding the deceased male should contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office.
Additionally, a Prince George's County Police officer is recovering from injuries he sustained after being struck while inside his patrol car on stationary post. The officer was helping to hold a perimeter on Route 210 which was shut down for the death investigation above. He was rushed by helicopter to an area hospital where he was listed in serious but stable condition. The driver of the striking vehicle was taken to the hospital.
The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating the collision involving our officer. Charges against the striking driver are pending as the investigation continues.