CHARLOTTE HALL, Md. (Dec. 24, 2019)—State police report a fatal accident involving a single vehicle in Charlotte Hall Monday night around 11:26 p.m. Walter Jerome Reed, age 73, of Mechanicsville, Maryland was pronounced deceased on the scene by Charles County Emergency Medical Services personnel.
A preliminary investigation conducted by troopers from the La Plata Barrack and the MSP CRASH Team indicates a 2003 Buick Century operated by Reed was traveling eastbound on Maryland Route 234 (Budds Creek Rd) in the area of Jenkins Road in Charlotte Hall. The Buick left the eastbound travel lane, crossed the westbound travel lane and collided with a guardrail. The Buick continued traveling eastbound on the westbound shoulder. The Buick then traveled off the roadway and collided head-on with a tree.
Mr. Reed was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact Corporal J. Zimmerman of the MSP CRASH Team at (301) 392-1231.
The investigation is continuing and being investigated by Corporal J. Zimmerman of the Maryland State Police CRASH Team and Trooper A. Sabock of the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack. (19-MSP-054493)