WASHINGTON - A Prince George's County police officer is being identified as the victim of a fatal collision Tuesday afternoon in Virginia.
Prince George's County Police say Corporal Kevin Brooks was off-duty when he had a medical emergency, which led to the collision.
They say Corporal Brooks, who is from Lorton, Virginia, was a 12-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Police Department assigned to District IV, where he spent his whole career.
According to Virginia State Police, just after 2 p.m. Brooks was driving an Infiniti sedan going southbound on I-395 at Edsall Road, just north of I-495 in Fairfax County when he had the medical emergency.
Investigators say Brooks' Infiniti struck a 2015 GMC Sierra pickup truck also going southbound, and ran off the road, striking the Jersey wall and then a 2004 Chevrolet truck.
Police say a passerby stopped and administered CPR on Brooks. Fairfax County Fire and EMS and hospital staff administered efforts to save him, but he passed away at Fairfax Inova Hospital.
"There are no words to describe our sincere appreciation and thanks at this most difficult time. We are asking for privacy for Corporal Brooks’ family as they grieve the loss of their beloved husband and father," said Prince George's County police in a statement.