A 2-year-old boy was killed and an infant and two adults were hurt in a “nearly head-on” car accident Tuesday in Waldorf, police say.
Rahssan Johnson was rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead after the crash on Route 5 (Leonardtown Road) near Pika Road, Maryland State Police said Wednesday.
The toddler’s mother and 2-month-old brother were taken to hospitals for injuries. The infant was flown to Children’s National Hospital via helicopter. A second driver also was hurt and was taken to a hospital. Information on the extent of the injuries of the wounded was not released.
Johnson’s mother, a 21-year-old, was driving a 2017 Hyundai Elantra that crashed with a 2018 Ford F-250 truck. State troopers responded at about 2:30 p.m.
The cause of the deadly crash is still unknown and an investigation is underway. Police said they were investigating any role the children’s car seats may have played.
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