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Motorist found dead in Md.

(This post has been updated)

Prince George's County Police investigating the death of a man in a fiery crash in Lanham Thursday went to an Anne Arundel County address listed on a license found on the man and encountered Anne Arundel homicide detectives investigating a suspicious death of a woman at the same address, authorities said.

Lt. Jim Fredericks, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel police, said its detectives arrived at the home in the unit block of Lexington Road in Harmans after a 47-year-old woman was found dead by her son at about 7:45 a.m. Thursday. Fredericks confirmed that investigators believe there is a connection between the 8 a.m. crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Highway at Route 50 and what they deemed the suspicious death inside the home. He declined to comment further, saying neither the man nor the woman had been positively identified.

A news release from the Anne Arundel department said detectives had developed a “person of interest” in the case.

Cpl. Henry Tippett, a spokesman for the Prince George’s County Police Department, said accident investigators had been searching for relatives of the crash victim based on the address on the license. “Anne Arundel homicide investigators were already there on the scene," Tippett said.

Tippett said that Prince George's officers had a preliminary identification of the man from his driver’s license but were waiting to confirm the identity with the medical examiner’s office.

(Original post)

A motorist was found dead Thursday after a fiery crash in Lanham, Prince George's County authorities said.

The crash occurred about 8 a.m. on Martin Luther King Highway at Route 50, authorities said.

Firefighters found the person, who has not been identified, dead in the vehicle after they extinguished the blaze.  

The crash is under investigation by county police.

-- Paul Duggan

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 26, 2010; 8:58 AM ET
Categories:  Paul Duggan , Traffic Accidents  
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