Moped rider in Prince George’s killed in morning crash

Update: Authorities identified a moped driver who was killed Thursday morning after he veered into oncoming traffic on Temple Hill Road in Temple Hills and collided with a car.

The moped driver, James Farmer, 56, of Baltimore, was headed south in the 7400 block of Temple Hill Road when he veered into northbound traffic and ran into a Chevrolet Cruze, said Cpl. Evan Baxter, a Prince George’s County police spokesman. Farmer, who was ejected from the bike, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, Baxter said.

The driver of the Cruze stopped after the crash, and investigators do not believe speed or alcohol were factors in the crash. It remains unclear why Farmer veered into oncoming traffic, Baxter said.

Originial Post: A moped rider was killed in a fatal traffic accident in Temple Hills Thursday, Prince George’s County Police reported.

The crash took place around 6:40 a.m. on Temple Hill Road. A car struck the moped, police said.

The driver of the car remained at the scene of the accident. Neither the driver nor the moped driver has been identified by police.

No additional details were immediately available. The crash remains under investigation, police said.

This post has been updated.

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