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Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Two killed in crashes in Prince George’s County

Two people were killed and two were injured in separate overnight crashes in Prince George’s County, police said.

A Buick LeSabre traveling north on Harry S. Truman Drive ran off the road and hit a tree around 11 p.m. Monday near the intersection with New Orchard Drive in Largo, said Cpl. Evan Baxter, a Prince George’s County police spokesman.

The driver, 19-year-old Kerel Cheeks, of Upper Marlboro, was killed and an 18-year-old man who was a passenger in the car was seriously injured, Baxter said. Baxter said speed appears to be a factor in causing the crash.

In the second accident, one person was killed and another was hurt when their motorcycle was involved in a collision near the intersection of Central Avenue and West Hampton Avenue around 1:30 a.m., Baxter said.

One of the riders was pronounced dead at the scene and the second was transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries, Baxter said.

This post has been updated.

By  |  07:48 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Categories:  Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

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