NANJEMOY, Md. - Maryland State Police are continuing their investigation into an early Monday evening pedestrian-related crash in Charles County that left a 12-year old bicyclist dead. The deceased is identified as a 12 year-old male from Nanjemoy, Md. Following the collision with a vehicle, he was transported by Charles County Ambulance to Civista Medical Center where he was pronounced dead due to severe head trauma.
Police say the preliminary investigation indicated that shortly after 5:30 p.m., the child was riding a bicycle along Maryland Route 6 near Beaverdam Rd. A 1998 Ford Mustang operated by Tammy Lee Ryce, 27, of Nanjemoy, Maryland was traveling southbound Md. Rt. 6 south of Beaverdam Rd. The bicycle collided with the Ford Mustang and the 12-year old was thrown to the pavement.
Fire Department personnel arrived and attempted to resuscitate the child, until he could be transported to the hospital.
No charges have been filed at this time. The initial report lists "Pedestrian in roadway" as the determining factor.
The investigation is being conducted by troopers from the La Plata Barrack and members of the CRASH Team. Route 6 was closed to all traffic for about two and a half hours.
Police say the investigation is continuing.