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Charles County Sheriff's Office

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on St Charles Parkway

DATE: January 1, 2019     

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On December 31, 2018, at 4:22 p.m., the driver of a Mercury Milan passenger car was traveling northbound on St Charles Parkway just north of St Marks Drive in Waldorf when the vehicle started skidding, left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver, Nadia Mourtaj, 21, was taken to Charles Regional Medical Center and then transported to Washington Medical Center where she is in critical condition. The front seat passenger, Meklit Teclehaimanot, 18, was transported to Prince George’s Hospital where she was treated and released. The rear seat passenger, Zeyneb Mourtaj, 15, was pronounced deceased on the scene. The Mourtajs are sisters and Teclehaimanot is a relative. All three are from Waldorf. Cpl. K. Syvertsen of the Traffic Operations Unit is continuing the investigation.

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