UPDATE: Fatal Accident Knocks Out Utility Pole in Pisgah

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UPDATE: Fatal Accident Knocks Out Utility Pole in Pisgah

La Plata, MD - 3/13/2012

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By Andy Marquis

A car accident on Mason Springs Road in La Plata has knocked out a utility pole and closed portions of the road late Tuesday afternoon. The car that had wrecked caught on fire, killing the driver who had walked back to his car.

"People speed down our road at 70mph," Shannon Czesak, resident in the Pisgah area for over a year, said.  "This is the third major accident in front of my house in a year. I thought the neighbors were having a fire, I didn't notice until I heard the sirens."

As of 4:27pm EST, the Charles County Office of Public Information reported the road was still closed.  The location of the accident is near the Pisgah Recycling Center and Pisgah Park, which are both on Mason Springs Road.  Power was out for 225 residents in the La Plata and Indian Head but was restored sometime around 6:30pm.


Date: 03/13/2012
Time: 1526 hours
Location: MD RT 425 @ Charles County Landfill Road, Pisgah, Charles County, MD
Determining Factor: Fatal injuries sustained from involvement in collision

Vehicle #1

Driver’s Full Name: Juwuan Michael Stewart

Driver’s Age: 17
City Driver Resides: Nanjemoy
Year, Make, Model and Color of Vehicle: 2004 Buick LeSabre
Medical Transportation: N/A
Injuries Received: Fatal Injuries
Transported To: Medical Examiners Office

Passengers: N/A

Vehicle #2

Driver’s Full Name: Jo Laverne Dickerson
Driver’s Age: 55
City Driver Resides: Nanjemoy
Year, Make, Model and Color of Vehicle: 1996 Ford Truck
Injuries Received: None
Medical Transportation: None
Transported To: N/A

Passengers: Nathan Lee Davis

Brief Synopsis of the Incident: Vehicle #1 was traveling northbound on MD RT 425 at Charles County Landfill Road, Pisgah, MD when it struck the rear of vehicle #2 and drove off the roadway striking a telephone pole. Witnesses observed the driver of Vehicle #1 exit and walk away from the vehicle. Moments later, the driver returned to the vehicle at which the vehicle burst into flames engulfing the driver and vehicle in flames. The driver of Vehicle #1 was pronounced deceased at the scene.

UPDATE 3/14/2012:

Name of deceased has been added.

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