VIDEO UPDATE: Five Children Killed In Prince George’s County Motor Vehicle Crash

February 2, 2019

Maryland State Police troopers are continuing their investigation into the cause of an early morning crash in Prince George’s County today that took the lives of five children.

The deceased are identified as London Dixon, 8, and Paris Dixon, 5, both from Bowie, Md., and Zion Beard, 14, Rickelle Ricks, 6, and Damari Herald, 15, all from Washington, D.C. Each of the deceased was pronounced dead at the scene.

Those injured who survived the crash are identified as Dominique R. Taylor, 32, of Bowie, Md. and Cornell D. Simon, 23, of Oxon Hill, Md. Taylor has been identified as the driver of the vehicle. Simon is believed to have been a passenger in the right front seat.

Shortly before 5:00 a.m. today, the Prince George’s County Fire Department notified the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack of a reported vehicle crash on northbound Rt. 301 in the area of Pointer Ridge Drive. Responding troopers found that one vehicle was involved with multiple victims and an extensive crash scene. All lanes of northbound Rt. 301 were closed to facilitate the rescue operations and subsequent investigation.

The Maryland State Police Crash Team responded to conduct the investigation. MDOT State Highway Administration personnel responded to establish a detour around the area.

The preliminary investigation indicates a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica was northbound on US Rt. 301 in the area of Pointer Ridge Drive. Inside the vehicle were five children and two adults.

For reasons unknown at this time, the preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and into the wood line along the highway. Evidence indicates the vehicle struck several trees and then began to spin in the snow covered field. All five children were ejected.

Both adults were transported by Prince George’s County Fire Department medic units to UM Prince George’s Hospital Center. They remain there undergoing treatment for injuries.

Investigators believe preliminary evidence indicates the driver and front seat passenger were wearing seat belts. Based on preliminary evidence, investigators do not believe the five children were properly restrained in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The children are believed to have been positioned in the rear seats of the vehicle.

The cause of the crash has not been determined at this time. Nothing has been ruled out as a cause or contributing factor. All possibilities are being considered.



24 Responses to VIDEO UPDATE: Five Children Killed In Prince George’s County Motor Vehicle Crash

  1. Anonymous on February 2, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I hope 5 cases of vehicle man slaughter are brought up on each adult.

  2. Anonymous on February 2, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Are we gonna see them in jail for child endangerment? Justice need to happen.

    • Anonymous on February 3, 2019 at 11:24 pm

      Don’t worry about it.

  3. Wiggy on February 2, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    It’s sickening that these kids were not secured in their seats and there is NO EXCUSE. News 4 article states only one row of rear seats were in the vehicle and all 5 kids were crammed into it. Why are grown adults so STUPID? I bet that if the kids had been secured, they’d still be alive. More low class citizens that choose to be ignorant.

  4. Anonymous on February 2, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    5am with young driver did he fall asleep??? Good bless the five children killed

    • Anonymous on February 4, 2019 at 4:50 am

      The driver was hardly young at 32.

    • YourMomZaenus on February 4, 2019 at 5:24 pm

      Try posting again, next time with less jibberish.

  5. Anonymous on February 3, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Why would you write The children are believed to be position in the rear seats of the vehicle. You make it seem that they were already dead and put there before the accident. That the children were already dead and the parents put them there and ran off the road to make it look like it was an accident.
    I think better choice of words were needed here. Never assume . May the parents and family find peace in this tragic time.

    • Idiots Everywhere on February 3, 2019 at 2:22 pm

      I read the article twice and I didn’t think that at all. Maybe you should concentrate on putting together a coherent statement before making outrageous claims. Idiot.

      • Anonymous on February 3, 2019 at 5:27 pm

        Ok. English 101. The phrase The children seem to be position. Means to place something .Tells me someone placed them there. Not of being of natural position. The group of words state that. Go back to English class .

        • Do you even English bro on February 4, 2019 at 12:41 pm

          First, “position” versus “positioned” is important. English 101. Why cant people put “ed” on the end of the word? “The children seem to be position” doesnt even make sense, regardless of whatever intellect you are trying to express.

        • It's not that deep on February 4, 2019 at 2:46 pm

          “The children are believed to have been positioned in the rear seats of the vehicle.” meaning that they believe the children were positioned (as in past tense) in the back seat at the time of the wreck. That has nothing to do with them being “placed” anywhere; when an incident report is completed they notate the position of each passenger at the time of the incident (i.e. the driver was positioned in the front left seat, etc.). I think you are thinking too far into the actual sentence/trying to create your own murder mystery.

        • YourMomZaenus on February 4, 2019 at 5:27 pm

          THAT was supposed to be an English lesson?

          It seems that nobody but you interpreted “the children are believed to have been positioned in the rear seats of the vehicle” to mean that they were dead prior to the accident. So maybe it’s you who needs to work on your reading comprehension skills.

        • Possum Jumper on February 4, 2019 at 7:27 pm

          You’re an idiot. Please stop breathing.

        • Idiots Everywhere on February 5, 2019 at 7:42 am

          Fail. Again.

  6. Anonymous on February 3, 2019 at 9:22 am

    All ejected. Means no seat belts or safety seats. WTH is wrong with people? My heart breaks for those little ones.

  7. Anonymous on February 3, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    It’s very common for people in the back of a car NOT to put on a seat belt

    • Wiggy on February 4, 2019 at 7:25 pm

      It’s also common sense for ADULTS to ensure everyone is safely secured in the vehicle, even the backseat. It is a law now…

    • Anonymous on February 5, 2019 at 9:18 am

      Maryland state law requires ALL passengers of ALL ages to wear the seat belt regardless of seat location. ALL means ALL.

    • The truth on February 6, 2019 at 7:29 am

      I don’t get the aversion to wearing a seatbelt. I just don’t.

  8. Sickened_by_Ignorance on February 4, 2019 at 6:43 am

    What a heartbreaking potentially avoidable fatal incident this was, five innocent lives snuffed out for no other reason but careless lazy ignorance and indifference to the precious cargo they were transporting.
    The responsibility should lay squarely on the shoulders of the two adult survivors who had the common sense to selfishly buckle their own asses up and left those five children packed in the back seat like a herd of cattle without safe guards to protect them.

    It does not matter at this point the circumstances surrounding the crash, speed, drinking, drugs, ice, deer, etc. It happened! What matters here is that five little lives were loss because of sheer disregard for life of those children by the two adults in the front seats!

    R.I.P little ones.

    • Idiots Everywhere on February 5, 2019 at 7:44 am

      So it doesn’t matter? Good Lord it absolutely does matter. So by your logic if the adults were negligent there needs to be no punishment for ending these 5 children’s lives? Idiot.

  9. tiredofthesepeople on February 4, 2019 at 8:38 am

    SPEED KILLS ! RIP little ones !

  10. Anonymous on February 4, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Any pictures of the accident scene?