Alcohol a likely factor in head-on, fatal Charles Co. crash

Charles County map(Danny Yi)
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a head-on, fatal crash in Maryland’s Charles County early Thursday.

The driver who died at the scene is identified as Timothy Markin, 47, of Silver Spring, Maryland, according to Maryland State Police.

He was driving a Camry northbound on Maryland Route 5. Mark Latson, 57, of Hughesville, Maryland was driving southbound in the northbound lanes when the head-on occurred at 1:52 a.m. near Huckleberry Drive in Hughesville.

Latson was taken to Prince George’s Hospital for treatment.

All northbound lanes of Md. 5/Leonardtown Road were blocked for several hours before Bryantown Road/Olivers Shop Road.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call 301-392-1231.

WTOP’s Ana Srikanth contributed to this report.

Colleen Kelleher

Colleen Kelleher is an award-winning journalist who has been with WTOP since 1996. Kelleher joined WTOP as the afternoon radio writer and night and weekend editor and made the move to in 2001. Now she works early mornings as the site's Senior Digital Editor.

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