Police Chase Ends Fatally; Five Officers Suspended

Five police officers from Prince George’s County got suspension after they were involved in police chase that ended fatally. The deadly accident happened in Clinton on Thursday.

Two people lost their lives; the driver and a passenger in the vehicle.

The driver has been identified as sixty-two-year-old Lynda Ann Jones from Capitol Heights. The passenger, was forty-two-year-old Richard Silvester, from Capitol Heights.

Police said they got a call around 4:45 p.m. to a gas station in the 7500 block of Old Branch Avenue. They described it as a “disorderly call.”

A gas station clerk called the police about occupants of an SUV at the gas pumps; according to the clerk, the two people acted unusually.

According to the police the first patrol officer who arrived at the gas pump, briefly talked to Jones and Silvester, before they got in the vehicle and drove off.

The police chased the SUV and after about 6-7 miles, it crashed into at least two utility poles on Old Branch Avenue near Tarquin Avenue.

The five officers who took part in the pursuit have been suspended. The outcome of the investigation is pending.

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit works on the investigation. The actions of the officers are investigated by the Internal Affairs Division.

If you have any information about the crash, please contact the police immediately.

No matter how the accident happened, you have the right to seek justice.

Losing loved ones in a crash is a devastating tragedy, but you should not let time pass by. Contact a car accident attorney and let him or her do their investigation.

Our team at Pinder Plotkin will review your case and from there you will have a clearer picture of what you can expect from your claim.

Call us today and schedule your first free of charge consultation.

Source: https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2020/07/10/five-prince-georges-county-police-officers-suspended-after-police-pursuit-ends-in-deadly-crash/

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