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Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Man killed in three-vehicle crash in Laurel

A 56-year-old man was killed and two others injured in a three-vehicle crash in the Laurel area on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

Olufemi Olagbaju was headed south on Laurel Bowie Road, near Montpelier Drive, when his 2004 Honda Accord was hit by 2005 Mercedes SLK350 headed in the same direction, said Cpl. Larry Johnson, a Prince George’s County police spokesman. The Mercedes then kept going, running into a 2004 Nissan Maxima before it hit a guardrail and came to rest, Johnson said.

Olagbaju, of Laurel, was pronounced dead on the scene, Johnson said. The driver of the Mercedes, a 32-year-old woman, and the driver of the Nissan, a 22-year-old man, were also hospitalized with injuries not thought to be life threatening, he said.

Johnson said investigators believe the driver of the Mercedes was speeding, and they are investigating whether alcohol might have played a role in the crash. He said the case has been referred to the state’s attorney’s office, and prosecutors will determine whether charges are warranted.

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