Friday, June 18, 2021

Fatal Collision Under Investigation


The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision that happened Thursday in the unincorporated section of Capitol Heights. The deceased driver is 82-year-old William Herbert Wells of Capitol Heights. 

On June 17, 2021, at approximately 3:15 pm, officers responded to the 400 block of Ritchie Road for a collision involving two vehicles. 

The preliminary investigation revealed a pickup truck was travelling southbound on Ritchie Road. Wells, who was driving a minivan, was attempting to make a left turn onto Ritchie Road from Old Ritchie Road and collided with the pickup truck. Wells was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the pickup truck was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

 Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the 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 go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device. Please refer to case 21-0027210.


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