La Plata, MD – On April 20, 2015 at approximately 3:48 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata barrack responded to a collision on U.S. Route 301 at Mitchell Road, La Plata.
The collision occurred directly in front of the La Plata Barrack. As a result of the collision a female driver was killed after the car she was driving was struck by another vehicle and overturned.
The victim has been identified as Agnes Dyson, 46, of White Plains, Maryland. She was pronounced dead at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, La Plata, after being transported from the scene by ambulance.
Her body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
A preliminary investigation conducted by troopers from the La Plata Barrack, with the assistance of the Maryland State Police Crash Team, indicates a 2012 Audi A3 was travelling northbound on U.S. Route 301 approaching Mitchell Road. At the same time, a 1991 Volvo 940 was traveling southbound on U.S. Route 301 at Mitchell Road.
As the Audi approached Mitchell Road on a steady green signal, the Volvo attempted to make a left turn onto Mitchell Road. The Volvo pulled into the path of the Audi subsequently causing the Audi to strike the passenger side of the Volvo. The Volvo came to rest against the traffic light support pole at the northeast corner of the intersection.
The Audi came to rest in the same area resting on the driver’s side.
Due to the severity of the crash, troopers closed northbound U.S. Route 301 for approximately two hours for the collision reconstruction. State Highway Administration personnel assisted with road closures.
The Maryland State Police Aviation Section, Trooper 2, responded to the scene for a medevac, however was not utilized.
Sergeant S. Van Bennekum, the barrack duty officer, immediately responded to the area from the barrack and was joined by other troopers. Sergeant Van Bennekum, Corporal J. Zimmerman, and Trooper First Class W. Scarlett conducted the on-scene investigation and reconstruction.
Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact the Maryland State Police, La Plata Barrack at 301-392-1200. The investigation is continuing.