Fatal Accident on Rt. 50 near Lanham

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Shortly after 5:30 p.m. this evening, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to a collision on Eastbound Rt. 50 prior to the Washington Beltway IS-495/95, Lanham, Prince George’s County.

Police said a white 2007 Nissan Sentra became disabled and was attempting to get onto the right shoulder.  As the Nissan was traveling at a slow speed, a maroon 2014 GMC van struck the left rear of the Nissan.  The van then overturned.

The Nissan was occupied by two females and the van was occupied by two males.  The female driver of the Nissan was critically injured and was transported to the University of Maryland, Prince George’s Hospital. At least one other person was killed. No identities were immediately available.

No alcohol was detected in this collision.  All occupants were wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision.  The Maryland State Police, Crash Team responded and are handling the investigation.  Three lanes were closed for approximately two hours.  The State Highway Administration handled the lane closures.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack.  The investigation is continuing.




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