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Police Investigating Fatal Crash After Attempted Traffic Stop

SUITLAND, Md. - The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision that occurred in Suitland on Saturday evening. The deceased driver is 34-year-old Ebony T. Perkins of Washington DC.

On November 14, 2020 at approximately 4:00 pm, officers responded to the 3900 block of Old Silver Hill Road for a single vehicle collision. Perkins was transported to a hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

The preliminary investigation revealed that an officer was alerted about a vehicle in the area wanted for a felony in Virginia. Once the officer located the vehicle, the motorist began to speed up before the officer initiated his lights and sirens to perform a traffic stop. The officer got behind the vehicle and activated his lights and sirens but the vehicle sped away and continued on Old Silver Hill Road when for reasons that remain under investigation, lost control, went off the road, struck a fence line and came to rest in a commercial parking lot. The pursuit was authorized.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.

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