Two killed in Pr. George's crashes
Two people were killed in separate vehicle crashes in Prince George's County Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The first crash occurred just after 8 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Branch Avenue and Brandywine Road in the Brandywine area, according to a Maryland State Police news release. Police said a white Nissan Armada traveling south on Branch Avenue collided with two other vehicles -- one traveling the same way and the other stopped at a red light -- and with a light pole, state police said. The crash ejected the driver from the Armada, which eventually came to rest after it struck another vehicle on Brandywine Road, state police said.
The Armada's driver, Willie Eddie Sligh, was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash, police said. No other information -- including Sligh's age and residence and what caused the crash -- was immediately available.
The second crash occurred just after 4:30 a.m. Wednesday on Route 214, just east of Jennings Mill Drive, state police said. Police said a 2010 Hyundai Elantra headed east veered off the roadway and hit a tree, and the driver was thrown into the roadway. Several passing vehicles then hit the man, who was pronounced dead on the scene, police said. The other vehicles did not remain on the scene, police said.
It remains unclear what caused the man to veer off the roadway. Police said they are still working to identify him.
-- Matt Zapotosky
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