Posted on Apr 19, 2012

A 21-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a February auto accident in Prince George’s County that killed a young woman.

Tyesha Williams, 18, died February 19, 2012, when the vehicle in which she was riding crashed into a tree in Silver Hill. The driver, 21-year-old Daron “D.J.” Britt, fled the scene of the accident, but has since been caught and charged in the crash.

The accident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, February 19, 2012. Apparently, the SUV Britt was driving hit a patch of standing water, causing the vehicle to hydroplane before going airborne and crashing into a tree near the intersection of Hil-Mar Drive and Suitland Road.

Williams was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Two other passengers were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.

It is unknown why Britt fled the scene of the accident. He was later arrested on a gun charge in Washington, D.C. He also is being charged with manslaughter in relation to the crash that killed Williams.

Relatives say Williams, a resident of Capitol Heights, had a son who was about to celebrate his second birthday. She was a loving mother with plans to attend cosmetology school.

Prince George’s County police are still investigating the accident and have not yet stated whether speed or alcohol were factors in the fatal crash.

The wrongful death attorneys of Nickelsporn and Lundin express our condolences to Williams’ family and friends during this tragic time.

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