Police: FBI agent faulted in fatal Brandywine crash that killed man, 18
Speed, alcohol factors in two-car collision Monday, police say
Charges could be filed against a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent deemed at fault for a fatal car crash Monday night in Brandywine, police said.
Alcohol and excessive speed were factors in the two-car crash that killed an 18-year-old Brandywine man, said Prince George's County police spokesman Cpl. Evan Baxter.
Police got the call for the crash around 10 p.m. in the 10600 block of North Keys Road, Baxter said.
The driver, Lawrence Garner Jr., of the 8700 block of Sheehan Drive, and a 19-year-old friend were pulling out of a friend's driveway when Garner's car was struck on the driver's side, said his sister, Keysha Garner, who lives at the Sheehan Drive house.
Lawrence Garner and his friend were taken to an area hospital, where Garner died shortly after arrival. The 19-year-old was still in the intensive care unit but was conscious on Wednesday, Keysha Garner said.
Investigators ruled that the FBI agent was at fault for the crash. If he is charged with a crime, his name will be released. Police did not know the extent of his injuries but said he was arrested on the scene and given a breathalyzer.
The agent was based out of the New Jersey field office, Baxter said. Calls to the FBI were directed to the national office, where a spokesperson could not be reached.
Keysha Garner said she hopes the man is criminally charged but doesn't think any jail time would be long enough to deliver justice for her brother.
"I'm still waiting for him to come home. It hasn't hit me yet," she said.
Lawrence Garner was a graduate of Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine and was working at Home Depot at the time of his death, she said.