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Pedestrian Fatalities

On May 16 at 9:29 p.m., officers responded to the 14300 block of Burnt Store Road in Hughesville for the report of two people who had been struck by a vehicle. When officers arrived, they spoke with a witness who indicated he was traveling eastbound on Burnt Store Road when he observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of the dark roadway. He saw a man and a woman, who appeared to be arguing, outside of the car but in the westbound lane – near a curve and just over a hillcrest. At that point, the driver of a minivan crested the hill and struck the man and woman. Steven Jacob Briggs, 25, of Brandywine, died on the scene. Leeann Renee Robinson, 24, of Lexington Park, was flown to Prince George’s Trauma Center but died upon arrival. The driver of the minivan, 51, of Charlotte Hall, stayed on the scene. PFC P. McPherson of the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit ccso.us.

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