UPDATED: Sept. 21, 2015 4 p.m.

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. — A woman who was killed in an early morning car wreck in Fort Washington has been identified as a retired Prince George’s County deputy fire chief.

Prince George’s County police say the crash occurred at about 3 a.m. on Saturday on Route 210.

Police say a car traveling southbound on Route 210 collided with another car while attempting to make a left turn onto Old Fort Road.

The victim has been identified as Carla D. Blue, who worked at the Prince George’s County Fire Department for 20 years before retiring in October of 2009.

On Monday, Prince George’s County chairman Mel Franklin released the following statement on Blue’s death:

The entire Prince George’s County Council was shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of retired Deputy Fire Chief Carla D. Blue, after a fatal motor vehicle accident on Saturday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are for Carla’s family at this most difficult time, including her son, Jamar, who also serves with the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department. We also extend condolences to members of the department, who mourn the loss of a leader, colleague and friend. Carla was the consummate professional and a history maker, rising through the ranks of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department to Deputy Fire Chief. A devoted public servant, she retired in 2009 following 20 years of dedicated service. Even after her retirement, Carla continued to passionately serve the people of Prince George’s County, and while her passing leaves a huge void in the lives of her family, friends and countless Prince Georgians, the impact of her life’s work will reverberate for all time.

Police say the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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