Alcohol was believed to be a factor in a three-car accident in Charles County yesterday afternoon that left three people dead -- including two 6-year-old children -- and a 2-year-old toddler seriously injured.
Police said that the accident occurred in the business district of LaPlata, at the intersection of U.S. 301 and Route 225, when a 1987 Mazda pickup truck went through a red light and slammed broadside into a 1985 Nissan Sentra. The Mazda rolled over and hit a 1988 Jeep Cherokee, which was stopped at a traffic light.
The driver of the pickup truck, David Ronnie Fenwick, 25, of Pomfret, suffered facial injuries and cuts on his back. He was flown to Prince George's Hospital Center, where he was listed in stable condition last night.