On April 23 at 2 a.m., officers responded to the area of Turkey Hill Road near Crain Highway in White Plains for the report of a single vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers found a passenger car had struck a tree and was engulfed in flames. Citizens and officers attempted to put the fire out, but to no avail. A preliminary investigation showed the driver, Wayne Edward Willett Jr., 50, of White Plains, was traveling alone in his car when, for unknown reasons, his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Willett was pronounced deceased on the scene. The Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

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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.