Accident On Branch Avenue: Two separate fatal accidents that occurred today in Prince George’s County are being investigated by the Maryland State Police. A collision involving two vehicles was reported to have occurred on the southbound Crain Highway (US Route 301) at Brandywine Road at approximately 5:55 in the morning. Troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack arrived to the scene.
A preliminary inquiry revealed that a Lexus ES from the year 2010 was driving east on Brandywine Road, just west of the Crain Highway in the direction of southbound traffic. At the same time, a Honda Accord from 2004 was heading southbound on Crain Highway at the very moment that the Lexus was entering the intersection where the collision took place. The driver of the Lexus, identified as Aaron Lewis Johnson, 38, from Oxon Hill, Maryland, was taken by ambulance to the MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, where it was determined that he had passed away.
Aaron Lewis Johnson was a resident of Oxon Hill, Maryland. The male driver of the Honda was taken by ambulance to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, while two female passengers, ages 5 and 3, were taken to Children’s National Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. The driver of the Honda was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. In the aftermath of the collision, the road was shut down for slightly under two hours.
A collision involving two vehicles was reported to have occurred on southbound Branch Avenue, north of Allentown Road, at around 12:45 p.m., and officers from the Forestville Barrack arrived to the scene. An initial examination revealed that a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox was heading south on Branch Avenue when it collided with the back of a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. The driver of the Equinox was unable to maintain control of the vehicle, which resulted in it flipping over.
At the site, it was determined that the passenger of the Equinox, Jaquan Christopher Newsome, 30, from Oxon Hill, Maryland, had passed away. He was recognized as the victim. A female passenger who was riding in the Tahoe was injured in the collision, and she was taken to the Adventist Healthcare Fort Washington Medical Center in an ambulance for treatment. As a result of the accident, the road was shut down for around four hours. The investigations into both collisions are being overseen by the Crash Team of the Maryland State Police.