Crash in LaPlata


MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On April 25 at 7:14 a.m., a 2002 Cadillac Escalade was traveling north in the 7500 block of Bumpy Oak Road in La Plata when the driver, Diann Battle Keye, 46, of Accokeek, lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left the left side of the roadway, struck a telephone pole and then struck a tree. Keye was trapped in the vehicle but volunteer firefighters extricated her. Keye and a passenger in the vehicle, a 4-year-old boy, sustained incapacitating injuries. Keye was flown by a United States Park Police helicopter to Med Star at Washington Hospital Center and the boy was flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Children's Hospital. Their injuries are said to be non-life-threatening. Driver fatigue is considered a factor. Cpl. S. Walsh of the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

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