UPDATE: Child Killed in Charles County Crash

January 23, 2013

UPDATE 1/23/2013: On January 18, 2013, the facts of the case were presented to the Grand Jury for Charles County, Maryland by Crash Team investigators. After a review of the facts, the Grand Jury indicted Jackson Tutt with 2 counts of Negligent Manslaughter and 2 counts of Criminal Manslaughter for the deaths of Marquetta McGee and Jan-nae Woodard. An arrest warrant was issued.
On January 23, 2013, at approximately 1230 hours, Jackson Tutt, turned himself into Maryland State Police Crash Team Investigators at the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack. Jackson Tutt was taken into custody by Trooper First Class A. Watson of the La Plata Barrack. Jackson Tutt was taken to the Charles County Detention Center pending a court appearance before a Circuit Court Judge. Jackson Tutt was held without bail pending the court appearance.

6/25/2012: Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Charles County that has left a child dead and one woman suffering life threatening injuries.

Fire and rescue crews responded to Rt 210 (Indian Head Highway) and Lewis Place in Bryans Road around 3:21 p.m. on Sunday, June 24.

Investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Tahoe being driven by Jackson Tutt, 73 of Ft. Washington, was traveling southbound on 210 at Lewis Place. The Tahoe traveled into the median and then struck the left rear passenger side of a Chevrolet Trailblazer being driven by William Green, 60 of Indian Head, that was traveling north on 210. The Tahoe then sideswiped a Nissan Altima that was traveling north on 210. The passenger of the Nissan, who police have identified as 7-year-old Jan-nae Alicia Woodard of Waldorf, was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver of the Nissan, Marquetta Rochelle McGee, 36 of Waldorf, was transported by MSP Helicopter to Prince George’s Shock Trauma with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Tahoe, Mr. Tutt was also transported to Prince George’s Shock Trauma with non-life threatening injuries. One female patient in the Trailblazer was transported to Ft. Washington Hospital by ambulance, no word on her condition at this time.

Alcohol was a contributing factor in this crash.  Charges will be forthcoming.

Police continue to investigate.

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16 Responses to UPDATE: Child Killed in Charles County Crash

  1. Gill on June 25, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Your life is OVER, Mr. Drunk Driver. GOOD !

  2. Jessica on June 25, 2012 at 8:53 am

    how very sad that this 7 year old child lost their lives due to a drunk driver. My thoughts and prayers are with the childs family & the others injured due to this mans ignorance!

  3. Horrible on June 25, 2012 at 10:18 am

    My condolences go out to the family for the loss of the child. I hope Mr. Tutt gets the book thrown at him. Your horrible decisions led to the death of an innocent child. May you wallow in grief for the remainder of your days.

  4. Rachel on June 25, 2012 at 10:55 am

    When are we going to do the good that the government doesn’t do?? Do we realize we are assisting the government with our death, they are using this alcohol to belittle us and dumb as down in society. I am SO tired of hearing death because of alcohol and now its a childs death, when is enough goin to be enough america ????? When are we going to stop being afriad and low and when are we going to unite and take back our country? This alcohol has got to go!!!! Something needs to be done. Don’t sit around and wait for your government to do something cause that will never happen. Open your eyes people, do you not see what alcohol does to our people ???????

  5. Justice on June 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

    People… please stop drinking and driving!! You are killing Innocent people!

  6. So Sad on June 26, 2012 at 6:26 am

    I work with her mom at the Patent and Trademark Office and she is such a beautiful person with a big laugh…she loved her daughter so very much and this news just devastated me. I am praying for her and her family! Please Justice be served on Jackson Tutt and dont let him get house arrest or probation becasue of his age. He should have to rot away the rest of his days and think about his desicion to drive drunk and KILL! That maybe why he still living!!

  7. Anon on June 26, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I think all vehicles should have a brethalizer device installed and unless you pass that your car will not start. That seems to be the only way to keep these stupid drunk drivers off our roadway! My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the litte girl and the other INNOCENT people injured! I hope Mr. Tutt gets punished to the full extent of the law!

    • bpm09 on June 26, 2012 at 11:07 am


    • ANON on June 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      That will not do anything Ive heard a bunch of stories about losers with Breathalyzer** in their cars after DUI they just have a friend ride with them and breath into the machine for them. They need to invent something that has a camera in the crap! This man needs to be put away for life. RIP Jan-nae may your family find peace, praying for your mothers recovery and that justice is served!!

      • Anon on June 27, 2012 at 1:40 pm

        Wow someone is a spelling nazi. It was an idea and yeah a “friend” could blow into it (if they haven’t been drinking) but if it was a TRUE friend they would just drive the drunk one!

  8. lil bro on June 27, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Who do you blame when a life is taken by a drunk driver the people who makes the alcohol?(1) The people who sales the alcohol(2) or the people who drink the alcohol?:

    • Linda on June 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      In answer to the question posed, the person to blame is the one who injests the alcohol and causes the accident. It was their decision to drink. There is a time and a place for everything. No matter what you do in life you are responsible for your own actions.

  9. sherre owens on June 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    My prayers an sympathy with you,why because my niece was killed the same way with dd out there our love ones arr not here,so he needs to earn his sentence as well, she never get to have a good time on this earth only in heaven

    • sherre owens on June 29, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      Hearts an flowers to you all

  10. anon on January 23, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Dd is a world-wide problem. I believe alcohol will be used n around fora long time. I think a low-cost mode of transportation that is more recreation oriented would greatly reduce the # of intoxicated drivers on the road. Is the expense worth it? What’s the value to a life saved? In my drinking days, if I coulda got a ride, without asking someone, to the bar n backn not to far to walk home I’d have used it alot. I dont believe people set out to drnkndrive but it happens too much everyday. Not a sermon just a thought. Prayers to all families involved in this tradgety.

  11. Michelle Brown on January 24, 2013 at 9:48 am

    So happy to learn that Ja’Nae, her mother, and their family will receive justice!! Ja’Nae was a former student of mine. She was a bright, happy and vivacious child with a future filled with so much promise! It breaks my heart that her life was cut short by the irresponsible actions of another person.