INDIAN HEAD, Maryland -- A police sergeant with the United States Department of Defense - Naval District was killed in a crash while on patrol early Wednesday morning.
Sgt. Anthony Oglesby, Jr. was on duty and driving his marked 2015 Ford Taurus patrol car around 2:30 a.m. when the crash occurred in the area of southbound Maryland Rt. 224 Chicamuxen Road and Sweden Point Road, according to a Maryland State Police news release.
Officials said that the 34-year-old officer's vehicle went off the right side of the road and struck a tree, causing the tree to fall on top of the vehicle, which then caught fire. Oglesby was pronounced dead at the scene.
There was no one else in the vehicle and no other injuries were reported as a result of the crash.
Oglesby's body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.
The intersection was closed for approximately four hours in the area of the crash and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack assisted.
The Maryland State Police Crash Team is continuing to investigate the crash.
Funeral arrangements are pending.