November 21, 2010

One Dead, Several Injured After Silver Spring Crash

SILVER SPRING, MD (WUSA)-- A man is dead after the Ford Explorer he was in was hit head-on by a Van along East Randolph Road at Serpentine Way in Silver Spring Saturday. 46 year old Tarrence Blackwell, Sr. of Hyattsville was riding the back seat of the Explorer. He died on scene. Montgomery County Police say the driver of the Van, Edwin Samuel Barber, 32 of Northwest Washington, was involved in an argument with his girlfriend when a third party called the Police. When Authorities arrived, they learned that Barber, who had just left in the Van, had taken the car and his 11 month year old daughter against her Mother's wishes. They were pursuing Barber with flashing lights when the Van crossed the double yellow line, hitting the Ford Explorer. Officials refuse to say how fast the pursuit was at the time.

Blackwell was traveling with his 23 year old daughter Angela who is in serious but stable condition and his 24 year old son Tarrence, Jr. who is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Blackwell's Girlfriend, Tiffany Lynch, 27 of Hyattsville, was driving at the time of the crash. She is listed in serious condition. Barber has been hospitalized in serious condition. His unidentified daughter is at Children's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say no charges have been filed at this time, but the investigation is still ongoing. SOURCE: WUSA

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