17-Year-Old Accokeek Teen Killed in Single Vehicle Collision

April 30, 2022

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Wednesday morning. The deceased driver is 17-year-old Christopher Sosa of Accokeek.

On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at approximately 7:10 a.m., PGPD officers responded to a single-car crash on Accokeek Road near Gardner Road. The driver and his passenger were both transported to the hospital.

Sosa died Wednesday night at the hospital. The passenger suffered injuries that preliminarily are not considered life-threatening.

The preliminary investigation suggests Sosa crossed a double-yellow line in order to pass slower-moving vehicles while traveling northbound on Accokeek Road.

A Prince George’s County Sheriff’s deputy observed the traffic violation and he briefly activated the emergency equipment on his unmarked cruiser.

Investigation suggests Sosa lost control of his car on a crest in the roadway and crashed. Video captured from a nearby Church showed Sosa’s vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed before losing control and veering off the roadway, striking multiple utility poles and overturning multiple times.

Any questions about the Sheriff’s deputy should be referred to the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information relevant to the crash investigation is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device. Please refer to case 22-0020111.