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A motorcyclist succumbed to her injuries days after an accident in Waldorf.
India Elizabeth Dixon, 27, of Waldorf was riding her motorcycle Sept. 17 on Royal Birkdale Avenue when she lost control and struck a parked car, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office reported.
She was flown to an area hospital, where she died as a result of her injuries Sept. 20.
A burgeoning fitness enthusiast, Dixon was a member at La Plata Fitness for Women and listed a recent 14-pound weight loss among her achievements on her Facebook profile. La Plata Fitness member services director Maricar Sharper said Dixon was a regular at the gym.
“She was a great member here,” Sharper said. “I think she particularly enjoyed our Zumba classes here. We’d always see her come in with a group of her friends for the classes on Wednesday nights.”
Family friend Natia Joyce said Dixon was a warm woman who loved people.
“She always had a smile on her face,” Joyce said. “From the first time I met her, she was very warm, very open. She always had a hug and a kiss.”
Joyce said Dixon was an active-duty member of the U.S. Air Force, working at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C. But the center of her life was her family. Her husband, Corey Dixon, is from Prince George’s County. He and India Dixon had a son, Sean, 2.
“She adored [Sean],” Joyce said. “Absolutely adored him.”
Joyce said India Dixon traveled frequently to Ohio, where she was raised, to visit her family. She said funeral services will be held there.
“She was a sweetheart,” Joyce said. “She will be missed.”
Officer J. Garner is investigating the crash.
Minivan accident sends two to hospital
Monday morning, a minivan struck a utility pole on Poplar Hill Road, sending two to an area hospital.
According to preliminary information from the sheriff’s office, a 69-year-old man driving a Mercury Villager lost control of his vehicle near Mattawoman Beantown Road and hit a utility pole.
The driver was transported to an area hospital by family members, and the passenger, a 4-year-old boy, was taken to an area hospital by ambulance with injuries that were not life-threatening, police reported.
Staff writers Lindsay Renner contributed to this report.