BRANDYWINE, Md. – Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred early this morning in Prince George’s County.
At approximately 4:30 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 301 in the area of Clymer Drive. According to a preliminary investigation, the driver of a Volkswagen Jetta was making a left turn from northbound Route 301 onto Clymer Drive.
At the same time, a tractor-trailer was traveling south of Route 301. The driver of the Volkswagen failed to yield to the tractor-trailer, which led to the crash. The driver of the Volkswagen, Christopher Robin Barnes Jr., 26, of Waldorf, Maryland was declared deceased at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer remained at the scene.
The Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division responded to the scene to inspect the tractor-trailer and assist in the investigation. Route 301 was partially closed until about 9 a.m. because of the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.