Posted on Jul 22, 2012

Alcohol appears to have been a contributing factor in a Maryland auto accident on Sunday, June 25, that left both a young girl and her mother dead.

A green Chevy Tahoe was traveling southbound along Route 210 (Indian Head Highway) in Waldorf, an unincorporated area of Charles County, when the accident occurred.

The driver of the Tahoe, 73-year-old Jackson Tutt, crossed the grassy center median near Shiloh United Methodist Church and crashed head-on into another SUV and a passenger car that were both traveling northbound.

Jan-nae Woodard, a 7-year-old girl riding in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by emergency personnel who responded to the Maryland car crash.

Her mother, Marquetta Rochelle McGee, was driving the car and was airlifted to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Sadly, McGee died in the hospital the following Thursday, June 28.

A passenger in the second SUV also was injured in the accident, though police did not say how badly. Tutt, the Tahoe driver and a resident of Fort Washington, Md., also was injured in the accident, but is expected to survive.

Maryland State Police believe that Tutt was drinking shortly before the accident occurred, but they are still awaiting blood test results. Charges have not been made against Tutt yet regarding the crash, and police say any charges likely will take a while to process.

The Maryland accident attorneys of Nickelsporn and Lundin express our deepest condolences to the family of Jan-nae Woodard and her mother, Marquetta Rochelle McGee.

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