LA PLATA, Md. On Tuesday, April 28 at approximately 9:06 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata barrack responded to a collision on MD Route 425 south of Tims Lane in Nanjemoy. As a result of the collision, a female driver was killed after the car she was driving was struck head-on by another vehicle.
The victim has been identified as Autumn Marie Jenkins, 20, of Nanjemoy. She was pronounced dead on the collision scene. Her body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
Ms. Jenkins was a 5-year fire fighter/EMT member of the Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department.
A preliminary investigation conducted by troopers from the La Plata Barrack, with the assistance of the Maryland State Police Crash Team, indicates a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Darren Loyce Windsor, 23, of Indian Head, was traveling northbound on MD Route 425 south of Tims Place. At the same time, a 2011 Kia Soul operated by Jenkins was traveling southbound on MD Route 425 south of Tims Place. The Chevrolet Silverado failed to drive in a single lane and failed to drive right of center. The Chevrolet Silverado collided off-set head-on with the Kia Soul. The Kia Soul came to a rest off the roadway in a field and the Chevrolet Silverado came to rest in the roadway. Alcohol is a factor in the collision.
Due to the severity of the crash, troopers closed northbound MD Route 425 for approximately 4 hours for the collision reconstruction. The Maryland State Police Aviation Section, Trooper 2, responded to the scene for a medevac and transported the operator of the Chevrolet Silverado to Prince Georges Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact Corporal J. Zimmerman of the Maryland State Police Crash Team at (301) 392-1231. The investigation is continuing.
Source: Maryland State Police La Plata barrack
Note: Friends of the family report that Ms. Jenkins did not carry insurance sufficient to pay for funeral expenses. A crowd funding page has been established at http://www.gofundme.com/tac8b8z