A teenage girl died Tuesday, July 3, after she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a sign near the county line separating Prince George’s County and Charles County.
Bria Monyae Warren, age 19, was driving southbound along Indian Head Highway near the county border when the accident occurred.
For reasons still unknown, Warren apparently lost control of the 2001 Volvo she was driving and smashed head-on into a brick “Welcome” sign in Accokeek at 6:38 p.m. Monday, July 2.
Sgt. R. Kiesel, a member of the Charles County Sheriff’s Department, came upon the Accokeek crash site and immediately went to help. According to his report, Warren was trapped inside the vehicle from the impact of the crash.
Kiesel quickly called for emergency back-up help. Emergency medical crews extricated Warren from the car, and a helicopter owned by the Maryland State Police rushed her to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., for treatment of her injuries.
Sadly, she died at the hospital the following day. Warren was a resident of Indian Head.
The Traffic Operations Unit of the Charles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the cause of the crash. According to local police, this is the eighth fatal accident in Charles County this year and the fourth to occur in the last several weeks.
National statistics show that car accidents in Maryland and nationwide are still the leading cause of death for children of all ages, including teenagers and young people in their early 20s.
The Maryland accident attorneys of Nickelsporn and Lundin express our deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of Bria Warren.