- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
A Charles County grand jury has indicted a 74-year-old Prince George’s County man on counts of negligent and criminal vehicular homicide for the deaths of a Waldorf woman and her daughter in a three-vehicle collision last summer in Bryans Road.
Jackson Tutt of Fort Washington has been charged with causing the June 24 accident that killed Marquetta McGee, 36, and her 7-year-old daughter, Jan-Nae Woodard.
Tutt was driving south on Indian Head Highway north of Lewis Place in Bryans Road that day around 3:21 p.m. when his 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe drifted into the median and crossed into the northbound lanes.
Tutt’s truck first collided with a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer and then slammed into the driver’s side of McGee’s 2003 Nissan Altima.
Jan-Nae, a first-grader at William B. Wade Elementary School in Waldorf, was sitting in a booster seat directly behind her mother. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
McGee died after spending a week in critical condition at the shock trauma unit at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly.
Tutt also was flown to the shock trauma unit but was released after being treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.
The Trailblazer’s driver, William Green, 60, of Indian Head was not hurt in the accident, but his wife, Mattie Green, 63, suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Fort Washington Medical Center, where she was treated and released.
Officers determined Tutt had been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.
An investigator with the Maryland State Police crash team said following McGee’s death that it could take up to six months for the team to complete its reconstruction report and for the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office to review the case and decide whether to file charges against Tutt.
Crash team investigators presented the case before the grand jury Jan. 18. Jury members returned an indictment charging Tutt with two counts each of negligent vehicular manslaughter and criminal vehicular manslaughter.
An arrest warrant was issued, and Tutt turned himself in Wednesday at the state police La Plata barrack.
Tutt was scheduled for a bail review hearing Thursday.