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Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 11/30/2010

Man killed in Pr. George's crash

By Matt Zapotosky
Matt Zapotosky

A man was killed early Tuesday morning after he crashed his vehicle into a mailbox and a tree in the Lake Arbor area, authorities said.

The man, who police identified as Dennis L. Brummell, 61, was traveling west in the 1600 block of Golf Course Drive when his 2002 Jaguar XJ8 left the roadway, police said. The car struck a mailbox and a tree and rolled over, said Cpl. Clinton Copeland, a Prince George's County police spokesman.

Brummell was transported to a nearby hospital, where he later died, according to police.

The crash occurred just after 6:15 a.m., Tippett said. Investigators are still exploring what caused him to hit the car.

By Matt Zapotosky  | November 30, 2010; 10:55 AM ET
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents  
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Comments

Who's Tippett? The PGCP spokesman is identified as Cpl. Copeland. And what car did he hit (last sentence)? The opening statement indicates the victim drove his Jag into a mailbox & a tree.

OMG, this is just ONE, no, TWO examples of the rush & slap it up work at the WaPo. C'mon people, you're supposed to be journalists. And professional wordsmiths. Use those skills, along with a bit of proofreading & get it right, the first time.

Posted by: PorthosAD | November 30, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

I thought he "hit a mailbox and then a tree", not another car. Ooops. C'mon WaPo? whatcha hiding from your readers?

Posted by: rkayblock1 | November 30, 2010 8:11 PM | Report abuse

WORD!!! PorthosAD is absolutely correct
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Who's Tippett? The PGCP spokesman is identified as Cpl. Copeland. And what car did he hit (last sentence)? The opening statement indicates the victim drove his Jag into a mailbox & a tree.

OMG, this is just ONE, no, TWO examples of the rush & slap it up work at the WaPo. C'mon people, you're supposed to be journalists. And professional wordsmiths. Use those skills, along with a bit of proofreading & get it right, the first time.

Posted by: PorthosAD | November 30, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: ntlekt | November 30, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

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