DATE: May 17, 2021                 

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

On May 9 at 2:30 a.m., officers responded to a single car motor vehicle crash in the 6500 block of Port Tobacco Road in La Plata. A preliminary investigation showed the victim, Steven Travis Kerig, 50, of La Plata, was traveling on Port Tobacco Road when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed the double-yellow lines and struck a tree. The driver was flown to a hospital with injuries that were life-threatening. On May 13, the victim was pronounced deceased as a result of the injuries he sustained. Anyone with additional information is asked to call PFC D. Walker at 301-609-3251. The investigation is ongoing.

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