LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – Police say a Fort Washington man is dead after his car struck a tree in Oxon Hill overnight Sunday.

Prince George’s County Police say 27-year-old Jerry Garris, Jr. was traveling on Oxon Hill Road around 3 a.m. when — for reasons that remain unclear — his SUV veered off the road and hit a large tree.

Garris was the only person in the vehicle at the time. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to authorities, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators are working to determine if speed played a factor in the crash.

Anyone with information on this collision is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-306-5640. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to and submit a tip online.


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