A young Maryland woman died in a gruesome hit-and-run car accident in Prince George’s County during the early-morning hours of Saturday, June 8.
Maryland State Police have identified the victim as Tiara Nichelle Jackson, a 22-year-old woman from Clinton.
According to a preliminary investigation, state police believe that Jackson was traveling along the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway when she apparently lost control of her dark-colored 2004 Chrysler Sebring.
Somewhere near the exit for Ritchie Marlboro Road in Forestville, the Sebring apparently crashed into the median guardrail and spun out of control. The vehicle stopped in the shoulder next to the left lane of traffic shortly after 1 a.m.
Police believe that Jackson then got out of her vehicle and was walking in the middle of the highway when multiple cars struck her.
None of the drivers who hit the pedestrian stopped to check on her or offer assistance. Investigators said that her body was so badly injured that it was “destroyed beyond recognition.” For that reason, it took several days to definitively identify the victim.
Maryland State Police diverted traffic from the Outer Loop of the Beltway for nearly seven hours while they investigated the scene of the fatal Maryland auto accident.
Because none of the drivers stopped, police have described the gruesome scene as a hit-and-run accident. The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Forestville Barrack investigators at 301-568-8101.
We express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Jackson.