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Woman Killed, 2 Children Hurt When Car Hits Tree

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LA PLATA, Md. — The Charles County Sheriff’s Office says a woman was killed and her two young children were injured when the car the woman was driving left the road and hit a tree.

It happened about 8:40 a.m. Tuesday on Parkway Subdivision Road in La Plata. Deputies say 30-year-old Sharon Marie Sams of La Plata was driving when her car left the road for an unknown reason and hit a tree.

Police say Sams died shortly after the crash. Her children, a 6-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl, were flown to local hospitals.

Deputies say the children suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash is under investigation.

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