Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic fatality which occurred in the 900 Block of Valley Avenue, SE.
On Sunday, May 5, 2013, at approximately 5:44 pm, a 2005 Yamaha 700R four wheel off road all-terrain vehicle was traveling in a grassy area near Oxon Run Park and the 900 block of Valley Avenue, SE. The driver attempted to enter the roadway and struck a curb and a utility pole. The driver, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the vehicle and sustained severe head trauma from the collision.
The driver, 23-year-old Michael Allen Brown of Hyattsville, Maryland, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
This case is currently under investigation.