The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Accokeek late Monday night. The victim is 59-year-old Juan Menedez Castillo of Altenburg Court in Waldorf.

On February 18th, at approximately 9:55 pm, patrol officers were called to the area of Indian Head Highway and Berry Road for a collision involving three vehicles. The officers located Menedez Castillo unresponsive in one of the involved cars. He was taken to the hospital where he died a short time later.

The preliminary investigation reveals the victim was a passenger in a Ford Escape that was stopped at a red light on southbound Indian Head Highway and Berry Road. For reasons that remain under investigation, a Nissan Altima collided with the back of the stopped Ford, causing the Ford to collide with a third vehicle. The driver of the striking car suffered serious but preliminarily non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Ford also suffered serious injuries. The driver of the third vehicle suffered minor injuries.

We have continued aggressive enforcement along Indian Head Headway.  Since the beginning of the year, our officers have issued more than 3700 citations including 18 DUI arrests along Route 210.  We need the public’s partnership in these efforts to keep our roadways safe.   We are urging drivers to obey all driving laws and to keep your eyes on the road at all times. 
Any charges in this case will depend upon the outcome of the investigation and reconstruction analysis.  Final determination on charges will be made in consultation with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office. 

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.

ACCOKEEK, Md. – One person died and three others were injured after a motor vehicle accident late Monday night in Accokeek, police say. 

The crash occurred at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Indian Head Highway and Berry Road. The victim is reported to be an adult man. Three other people were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, authorities say. 

Route 210, Indian Head Highway was shutdown for several hours while a crash investigation was conducted but has since reopened.