PGPD PGPD Investigating Fatal Collision in Seat Pleasant


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The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is working to determine the cause of a weekend crash that left three occupants dead. The victims are 23-year-old Grecia Sanchez Cruz of Crelin Street in Lanham and 25-year-old Brenda Merlot also of Crelin Street. The third deceased victim’s name will be released once his family is located and notified. Preliminarily, a fourth occupant suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

On February 10th, at approximately 3:55 am, patrol officers responded to single-car crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Highway and Glen Willow Drive.

The preliminary investigation reveals the car was heading southbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Highway approaching Glen Willow Drive when for reasons that remain under investigation, it left the roadway, struck an embankment and ultimately overturned. Three victims were pronounced dead on the scene. The fourth victim was transported to a local hospital. Preliminarily, it does not appear any of the occupants was wearing a seatbelt.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.

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