The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Temple Hills Wednesday evening. The deceased driver is 52-year-old Shawn Sims of Harrison Lane in Temple Hills.
On January 10th, at about 8:00 pm, patrol officers were called to the 4400 block of Branch Avenue for the report of a collision involving two cars. Sims was found suffering from critical injuries. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The driver of the second car, an adult female, was also taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
The preliminary investigation indicates Sims was attempting to cross the northbound lanes of Branch Avenue at the crossover for Old Branch Avenue when the two cars collided in the northbound lanes.

Anyone with information 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.)