The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Brandywine. The victim is identified as 44-year-old James Townsend of Cherry Tree Crossing Road in Brandywine.
On December 26, 2013, at about 8:40 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Cherry Tree Crossing Road and Old Indian Head Highway for the report of a single car crash. The driver, Townsend, was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The preliminary investigation reveals Townsend was heading northbound on Cherry Tree Crossing Road when for reasons which remain unclear, his car left the roadway and struck a tree. Investigators are looking into whether speed played a factor in this crash.
Anyone with information on this collision 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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.
For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.