A young Charles County volunteer firefighter and medic was killed in a nearly head-on crash late Tuesday night.
Autumn Marie Jenkins, 20, died in the crash on Maryland Route 425. Jenkins was a five-year firefighter/EMT with the Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department.
Authorities say that according to a preliminary investigation, Jenkins was driving south shortly after 9 p.m. as 23-year-old Darren Loyce Windsor drove a Chevrolet Silverado north. Authorities say Windor's Silverado didn't stay right of center and hit Jenkins' Kia Soul, which came to a rest in a field.
Jenkins, of Nanjemoy, Maryland, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Windor, of Indian Head, Maryland, was airlifted to Prince George's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities said alcohol was a factor in the collision.
Troopers closed the northbound lanes of Route 425 for about four hours for accident reconstruction.
Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to call 301-392-1231. The investigation is continuing.