Bowie boy dies from injuries after being hit by vehicle

July 17, 2013

Investigators are not sure why Jahbari J. Howe drove his bicycle into oncoming traffic in Bowie on Sunday, but the result was fatal for the 9-year-old.

The Bowie boy died Tuesday from injuries he suffered as he rode his bicyle near a sidewalk in the 12800 block of Woodmore North Boulevard about 7:30 p.m., Prince George’s County police said. Police believe he veered in front of an oncoming SUV and was fatally struck, officials said. Jahbari was taken to a hospital,where he died.

Officials said they are not sure why the child turned into traffic, but police continue to investigate.

The driver of the SUV remained at the scene of the accident. Speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash, officials said.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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