SPRINGDALE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Prince George's County Police spokesperson told WUSA 9 that police got a call about about 12:41 p.m, about an accident on Martin Luther King Avenue and Whitfield Chapel Road in the Springdale section of the county.
Prince George's County Fire spokesperson Mark Brady says a police officer was first on the scene. He tried to rescue the person trapped inside the vehicle and sustained burns to his upper body and lacerations. Brady says the officer was transported to a hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The person inside the vehicle died, says Brady.
SKY 9 was over the scene and captured video of personnel on the scene placing a white sheet over the vehicle.