Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash in Temple Hills on Thursday. The man killed in the crash is 24-year-old Tavon Todd of N Street in Southwest Washington.
On May 18th, shortly before 5:00 pm, patrol officers responded to the 5400 block of Temple Hills Road for the report of a crash involving a car and a county school bus. Todd was the only occupant in the involved car. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Two adults were on the bus. Prior to striking the bus, Todd’s car also struck an additional car on Temple Hills Road. No one in that car was hurt.
The preliminary investigation reveals Todd had been shot outside of a business in the 6400 block of Allentown Road a few minutes prior to the crash. Following the shooting, Todd left the scene. Detectives are working to identify and locate another man who was also at the scene of the shooting.
An autopsy will determine Todd’s cause of death.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.