Driver killed after rear-ending truck

April 4, 2013

An 88-year-old man was killed after he drove his car into the back of a flat bed tow truck on Kenilworth Avenue in Riverdale Park Wednesday night, authorities said.

The man, a Bladensburg resident, was headed southbound on Kenilworth Avenue near Good Luck Road when he collided with the truck, which had just picked up a disabled vehicle, said Riverdale Park Police Chief David Morris. He said the case appeared to be one of simple “driver error,” though Prince George’s County police investigators were still reconstructing the crash.

The crash occurred about 8:30 p.m., Morris said.

Morris said he could not immediately release the man’s name because he was not sure if county police investigators had notified family of his death. County police said they would release further details later Thursday evening.

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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