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Police investigating fatal Oxon Hill crash

OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police are investigating a fatal crash in Oxon Hill, Md.

Officials say 27-year-old Jerry Garris, Jr., of the 600 block of Mace Drive in Fort Washington, Md., was killed early Sunday morning when he struck a tree while driving an SUV.

Police were called to the 8800 block of Oxon Hill Road at 3 a.m. for the report of the crash. Preliminary investigation reveals Garris was heading northbound on Oxon Hill Road when, for reasons which remain unclear, his SUV veered to the left, crossed the southbound lane and left the roadway.

The vehicle struck and tree and Garris, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators are looking into whether speed played a role in the crash.

Anyone with information on this collision is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 306-5640. 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.