Temple Hills native dies in fatal car accident

IMG 1212TEMPLE HILLS – One person is dead and a second person is in stable condition after a motor vehicle accident on Jan. 10, in Temple Hills.

The accident occurred at around 8 p.m. in the 4400 block of Branch Avenue in front of a Chevrolet Dealership.

Officials said when emergency personnel arrived at the scene they reported a two-car accident involving an adult male trapped in one vehicle.

It took firefighters about 15 minutes to free the trapped victim. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Police have identified the driver as 52-year-old Shawn Simms of Temple Hills.

The driver of the second vehicle, an adult female was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries officials said.

Police said Simms was attempting to cross the northbound lanes of Branch Avenue at the crossover for Old Branch Avenue when the two cars collided in the northbound lanes.

Prince George's County Police Department's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit were called to the scene to investigate the fatal collision.

The northbound lanes of Branch Avenue were shut down for several hours.

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