On October 5 at 7:15 a.m., officers responded to the 15800 block of Scout Camp Road in Hughesville for the report of a motor vehicle accident, which was called in to 9-1-1 after an operator with the vehicle’s onboard communications system detected a possible crash. Units arrived on the scene and observed a Ford SUV overturned on the side of the road. The operator of the vehicle, Barbara Elaine Plater, 70, of Hughesville, was transported to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased. It is not clear what caused the crash. Members of the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit are continuing their investigation.

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, 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 www.ccso.us.