News Release, Maryland State Police-La Plata Barracks

(Pomfret, Maryland) – On 8/24/19, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a single-vehicle collision in the area of Bensville Road (RT 229) at Marshall Corner Road (RT 227).

The preliminary conducted by Troopers revealed a 2003 Dodge Neon, operated by Alia Nicole Watson (23yo) of King George, Virginia, was traveling southbound on MD RT 229, when she failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of MD RT 227.

The Dodge Neon traveled across MD RT 227, traveled off-road, and struck a tree. Watson was pronounced deceased on the scene by EMS Personnel. There were no other occupants of the vehicle.

The investigation is continuing and being investigated by Trooper Sabock, and reconstructed by Tpr. Baldi of the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack.

All persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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