La Plata Woman Dies from Injuries Sustained in Waldorf Motor Vehicle Accident

March 4, 2017

UPDATE 3/4/20117 @3:00 p.m.: The Charles County woman involved in the early evening crash on Friday, March 3, 2017 has succumbed to her injuries.

The deceased is identified as Akeema Perry, 25, of La Plata, Maryland. Perry was receiving medical treatment at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. where she succumbed to her injuries. She was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Washington D.C. for autopsy.

3/4/2017: On Friday, March 3, 2017 at approximately 5:40 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a single vehicle personal injury motor vehicle collision on southbound U.S. Route 301 north of Gillespie Road, in Waldorf.

A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers indicates that a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria, operated by Akeema Perry, 25 of La Plata, veered off the right side of the roadway and struck a curb before going airborne and striking a tree on the driver’s side.

As a result of the collision, Perry was trapped in the vehicle. She was extricated by fire department personnel and transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C. by Maryland State Police Aviation Command helicopter Trooper 7 for treatment of her injuries.

Also in the vehicle at the time of the collision were 2 children, ages 4 and 6, who were transported to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. by U.S. Park Police helicopter Eagle 1 for treatment of their injuries.

Driver error and speed are believed to be the causes of this collision. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. Both children were restrained in child safety seats at the time of the collision.

La Plata Barrack personnel were assisted on scene by the Maryland State Police Crash Team, Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office as well as personnel from the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department, the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, the Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department, and the Charles County Department of Emergency Services EMS Division.

Anyone who may have witnessed or who has information regarding this collision is asked to contact the La Plata Barrack Duty Officer at (301) 392-1200 and reference case number 17-MSP-009266.

This investigation is being continued by Cpl. M. Galgan, a Collision Reconstruction Specialist assigned to the La Plata Barrack.


14 Responses to La Plata Woman Dies from Injuries Sustained in Waldorf Motor Vehicle Accident

  1. Anonymous on March 5, 2017 at 9:36 am

    If it was this reporters family, would they post the pictures? Hmmm I think not. POS.

    • Pat Bowers on March 6, 2017 at 8:53 am

      This was a press release written by CCSO.

      • Anonymous on March 8, 2017 at 8:21 am

        The police didn’t post the pic “Pat Bowers” you dummy.

    • Keep it Real on March 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      That is the job of the Media, there is not malicious intent involved and a very STUPID statement you made. These are not pictures of when she and the children were still trapped in the car. It was probably caused by one of the ignorant drivers Flying down the RIGHT TURN ONLY lane, they probably live off of Pierce Road, Holly Tree Lane or Acton Lane. Idiots always FLY Down that lane on 301. I wish the Cops would start stopping these idiots for RECKLESS driving; it’s meant as a Right “TURN NOW” Lane, but, I bet, you are: 1 of the Fools that fly down and around anyone you don’t think is going fast enough for you. Constantly now people think they can make up there on rules on the Road down in here in Charles County and most are natives of Prince Georges Counties and DC. It sickens me to see they are will to KILL someone to get 1 car length ahead. This is where Charles County Sheriff and Maryland State Police need to start making their money.

  2. J'anel on March 5, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Rest Easy Akeema, I Prayed for You and also Thanked God your babies are still alive. idk what happened, but I know you didn’t put your babies in harm’s way. I love you and will always remember your outgoing, pretty, hard working self.

  3. Annonomous on March 5, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Hopefully the pictures will make people drive better, they are actually real !

  4. Anonymous on March 6, 2017 at 8:23 am

    If posting a photo helps even one person, to drive more carfully/ responsibly…then yes, the photos are worth posting.

  5. Nick on March 6, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Two babies without their mother.
    How terribly sad.

    • Marcus Jenkins on March 8, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Stop your fronting! It’s ok, the government will continue taking care of them!

  6. JR on March 6, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Deep condolences to the family. The photo of the car is horrific. I pray the children fully recover.

    • Deshawn Jenkins on March 7, 2017 at 12:35 am

      Such a tragedy! That looked like it was a sweet Crown Vic.

      • Anon on March 8, 2017 at 12:21 pm

        It did????

  7. Sister Love on March 12, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Marcus Jenkins what an insensitive thing to say how do you know that t h e Government is taking care of them? If the Government have to take care of them then so be it, you need to stop fronting and show a little love in your heart and be glad it wasn’t your or someone on your family. Just saying!

  8. Anonymous on March 15, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Y’all are clowns marcus and the dudes saying it was a sweet car really this lady lost her life her kids lost a mom wow smfh