DWI HIT PARADE: Booze blamed for retired US Capitol Police Officer Mark Latson’s fatal wrong way cruise that killed Timothy Markin in head-on crash
HUGHESVILLE, MD. – Maryland State Police report that Mark Latson, who they believe may have been intoxicated and was driving the wrong way on Maryland Route 5 in Hughesville, killed another motorist in a head-on crash. Mark Latson retired from the U.S. Capitol Police in June 2016.
Police say that on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at approximately 0152 hours, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on northbound Maryland Route 5 in the area of Huckleberry Drive in Hughesville, Maryland. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland State Police CRASH Team responded to assume the investigation.
A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers and the MSP CRASH Team indicates a 2016 Mercedes- Benz operated by Mark Latson, 57, of Hughesville, Maryland was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Maryland Route 5 in the area of Huckleberry Drive. At the same time, a 2008 Toyota Camry operated by Timothy Markin, 47, of Silver Spring, Maryland was traveling on northbound Maryland Route 5 in the area of Huckleberry Drive.
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The Mercedes-Benz collided head-on with the Toyota Camry. The operator of the Toyota Camry was pronounced deceased on scene and the operator of the Mercedes-Benz was transported to Prince George’s Hospital for treatment. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this collision.
Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact Corporal J. Zimmerman of the MSP CRASH Team at (301) 392-1231.
The investigation is continuing and being investigated by Corporal J. Zimmerman of the Maryland State Police CRASH Team.