HOLIDAY HIGHWAY MADNESS: Driver with a record of speeding up to 110 mph in Maryland dies in crash on Rt. 5 at Clinton to kick off Thanksgiving tragedies

HOLIDAY HIGHWAY MADNESS: Driver with record of speeding up to 110 mph in Maryland dies in crash on Rt. 5

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FORESTVILLE, MD — A driver who has been tearing up Maryland highways at speeds twice the legal limit committed his last act of road raging speeding when he crashed and died on Maryland Rt. 5 on November 23, 2021.

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal three-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday evening in Prince George’s County at when at approximately 7:35 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to a report of a multi-vehicle crash on northbound Maryland Route 5 north of Coventry Way in Clinton, Maryland.

Police say that a 2012 Infiniti G37X, driven by Jabbor Nakym Sheffield, 25, of Lanham, Maryland, was traveling north on Route 5 when the driver lost control and struck the rear of a 2014 Fiat 500L. 


After the Infiniti came to a rest, it was struck on the driver’s side by a 2015 Kia Sorento. Sheffield was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police report that the male driver of the Kia was transported to the University of Maryland Capital Regional Medical Center in Largo, Maryland and the female driver of the Fiat was transported to United Medical Center in Washington, D.C. for treatment of their injuries. 

Northbound Route 5 was closed for about four hours for the investigation and cleanup of the road following the crash. The road was reopened at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration assisted with the road closure. 

Sheffield should have crashed and burned long before his deadly decision to leave the highway on November 23rd.

A Maryland State Trooper assigned to the College Park Barrack cited Sheffield on April 21, 2020, with doing double the speed limit on the Washington Beltway at the interchange with the Baltimore Washington Parkway. Sheffield was fined $530 for operating a 2018 Chevy at 110 mph in a 55-mph speed zone. Sheffield entered a guilty plea to negligent driving in a careless and imprudent manner endangering property, life, and person.

Maryland State Trooper L. Cosgrove cited Sheffield on March 21, 2021, for operating a 2011 Infinity on I-270 near the interchange with Falls Road in Montgomery County, Md at 86 mph in a 55-mph speed zone. Sheffield entered a guilty plea in Montgomery County District Court and was fined $264.50 plus court costs.

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