Two killed, one airlifted in early morning Bel Alton crash

News Release, Maryland State Police-La Plata Barracks

(Bel Alton, Maryland) – On Saturday, July 27, 2019, at approximately 0726 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on southbound United States Route 301 in the area of Mt. Air Road in Bel Alton, Maryland.

Due to the seriousness of the collision, a request was made for the Maryland State Police CRASH Team to assume the investigation.

A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers from the MSP La Plata Barrack and the MSP CRASH Team indicates a 2003 GMC Yukon operated by Pedro David Garcia (31 yoa) of Yulee, FL was traveling southbound on United States Route 301 in the area of Mt. Air Road.

At the same time, a 2005 Toyota Corolla operated by Houssainatou Boiro (55 yoa) of Hyattsville, MD and occupied by a female juvenile and a female adult (both passengers will not be identified at this time until next of kin are notified) were traveling on southbound United States Route 301 at Mt. Air Road. The GMC Yukon collided into the rear of the Toyota Corolla.

The rear passenger (Juvenile) and the front passenger (Adult) were pronounced deceased on the scene.

The operator of the Toyota Corolla, Ms. Boiro was transported by MSP Helicopter Trooper 7 to MEDSTAR/Washington Hospital Center for treatment. Mr. Garcia refused treatment on scene.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact Corporal J. Zimmerman of the Maryland State Police Crash Team at (301) 392-1231.

The investigation is continuing and being investigated by Corporal J. Zimmerman of the MSP CRASH Team and Trooper First Class Meurrens of the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack. (19- MSP-031389)

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