Police: Fatal crash may be weather related

January 21

A crash Tuesday morning that split a car in half and killed two men near the Landover Metro station may have been related to the weather, police have determined.

The collision involved a sedan and a cab and occurred about 11:15 a.m., just as snow began to fall in the area.

“While the snow hadn’t begun to stick to the roadways, the road was wet at the time,” a statement from Prince George’s police said. “Preliminarily, it appears the wet conditions and speed played a role in the crash.”

Earlier, Prince George’s police had said the crash did not appear to be weather related.

The driver and passenger of the car died. The taxi driver was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The car and the cab were traveling in opposite lanes, but the car lost control and went into the oncoming lane, police said.

Police are still investigating the matter.

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Lynh Bui is a Prince George's County public safety reporter and former Montgomery County education reporter.
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