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Second victim dies from December crash in Charles County

 

UPDATE 1-9-19 from the Charles County Sheriff's Office

On January 9, Nadia Mourtaj, 21, of Waldorf was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries she sustained in a car crash that occurred on December 31.

Nadia was driving a passenger car northbound on St. Charles Parkway near Gateway Plaza in Waldorf when she lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway and struck a tree. Her 15-year-old sister, Zeyneb Mourtaj, a passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced deceased on the scene.

An 18-year-old relative, Meklit Techlehaimanot, who was also in the car, suffered a broken arm. Since the crash, Nadia had been in a hospital in critical condition until she passed away earlier this morning. Cpl. K. Syvertsen of the Traffic Operations Unit is continuing the investigation.


UPDATE 1-1-19 from the Charles County Sheriff's Office

On December 31, 2018,  at 4:22 p.m., the driver of a Mercury Milan passenger car was traveling northbound on St Charles Parkway just north of St Marks Drive in Waldorf when the vehicle started skidding, left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver, Nadia Mourtaj, 21, was taken to Charles Regional Medical Center and then transported to Washington Medical Center where she is in critical condition. The front seat passenger, Meklit Teclehaimanot, 18, was transported to Prince George's Hospital where she was treated and released. The rear seat passenger, Zeyneb Mourtaj, 15, was pronounced deceased on the scene. The Mourtajs are sisters and Teclehaimanot is a relative. All three are from Waldorf. Cpl. K. Syvertsen of the Traffic Operations Unit is continuing the investigation.


Waldorf, MD - Charles County authorities announced at 7:37 p.m. that St Charles Parkway is now open in all directions.


UPDATE 6 p.m.

Waldorf, MD - Charles County Sheriff's Office Traffic Operations officers are at the scene of a single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. "One person is deceased, two others have critical injuries," sheriff's office officials stated. "More details will be released when appropriate."


UPDATE 5 p.m.

Waldorf, MD - Charles County police and emergency responders are at the scene of a motor vehicle crash on St. Charles Parkway. The crash was reported at approximately 4:30 p.m. At least one motorist is reported dead and another has been critically injured. The road between St. Mark's Drive and Gateway Plaza has been closed northbound. Charles County authorities reported the road will be closed for an extended period of time. Motorists should avoid the area until further notice.  


Waldorf, MD - Authorities in Charles County reported at 4:40 p.m. that St. Charles Parkway between St. Marks and Nick's of Clinton was closed northbound due to a serious motor vehicle collision. Motorists should avoid the area until further notice.

Authorities at the scene have confirmed that one person is dead.

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