On October 8 at 8:40 a.m., Sharon Marie Sams, 30, of La Plata, was driving a Buick Regal in the 9300 block of Parkway Subdivision Road in La Plata when her car suddenly left the roadway and struck a tree. Sams and her two children – a 6-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl- were flown to area hospitals. Sams died a short time later as a result of her injuries. Her two children were admitted to the hospital with serious injuries which do not appear to be life-threatening. At this time, it is not clear why Sams lost control of her vehicle. Pfc S. Stanley of the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

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