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Charles County Sheriff's Office

CCSO Investigating Two Fatal Accidents Overnight

DATE: April 29, 2019      
CONTACT:
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6538 or (240) 419-0646

FATAL ACCIDENT ON TURKEY HILL ROAD: On April 28 at approximately 11:32 p.m., patrol officers responded to the area of Turkey Hill Road at Skylark Drive in White Plains for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers located the victim trapped in his vehicle. Fire Department units arrived and extricated the victim, who was pronounced deceased at the scene a short time later. The victim was identified as Kyle Joseph Compton, 23, of Brandywine. Initial investigation revealed the victim was traveling northbound on Turkey Hill Road when for unknown reasons he left the opposing side of the roadway and struck several trees. The Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK AND KILLED IN PORT TOBACCO: On April 28 at approximately 8:20 p.m., officers responded to the 7400 block of Shirley Boulevard in Port Tobacco for the report of an accident involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Francis Irby Bailey, 83, of Port Tobacco, with life-threatening injuries. He was flown to a hospital and was later pronounced deceased. The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene. The Traffic Operations Unit is investigating the cause of the accident.

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 www.ccso.us.

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. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. 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. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com. 

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