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Man killed in U-turn accident

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A 76-year-old Upper Marlboro man was killed Tuesday after his van was struck by a car as he tried to make a U-turn on Route 301 in the Cheltenham area, police said.

The man, whom police have not identified by name, was making a U-turn to the southbound side of Route 301 near Frank Tippett Road when he was struck by a car, police said. An 18-year-old male passenger in his van and the driver of the car, a 57-year-old woman, were also injured, but they were treated and released from the hospital, police said.

The crash occurred just before 11 a.m. Maryland State Police said in a news release the driver of the van "failed to yield to oncoming traffic."

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Washington Post editors  |  June 2, 2010; 1:04 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's , Traffic Accidents , Updates  
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