Monday, June 7, 2021

Fatal Crash in Cheltenham Area Under Investigation

Update June 9, 2021: The decedent is identified as 19-year-old Latrell McCants of Temple Hills.

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating the circumstances of a fatal crash on Sunday. The deceased driver’s name will be released once he is identified and his family is notified.


On June 6, 2021, at approximately 5:40 pm, patrol officers responded to the 9400 block of Surratts Road for a single-vehicle crash. The driver was pronounced dead on the scene.


The preliminary investigation revealed the driver was heading southbound on Surratts Road, when for reasons under investigation, his car exited the roadway and ultimately struck a pole. The car then caught on fire.


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 number 21-0025312.

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