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Man killed in Prince George’s accident

The southbound lanes of Indian Head Highway closed Friday near Berry Road in the Accokeek area while Prince George’s County police investigators probe a fatal crash, authorities said.

The crash occurred about 5 p.m. near that intersection, said Prince George’s County police spokesman Cpl. Clinton Copeland. He said a driver in a Saturn car was heading north on Indian Head Highway when he lost control, veered into the southbound lanes and collided head-on with a truck or SUV traveling in the opposite direction.

The man driving the Saturn was pronounced dead on the scene, and the driver of the truck or SUV was taken to an area hospital, Copeland said. He said the condition of the driver in the SUV was not known.

Copeland said it appears the heavy rains moving through the area may have been a factor in the crash. Accident reconstruction officials were on the scene investigating.

Matt Zapotosky covers the federal district courthouse in Alexandria, where he tries to break news from a windowless office in which he is not allowed to bring his cell phone.


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