Prince George’s County police have identified the victims of a crash in Oxon Hill that killed five people, including two children, on Friday night.
Authorities say two women and the children were passengers in a silver Acura that was rear-ended at Livingston Terrace and Livingston Road about 9:40 p.m. Friday. The driver suffered critical injuries, and the four others in the car were killed: Typhani Wilkerson, 32; Tameika Curtis, 35; Hassan Boykin, 1; and Khadiua Ba, 13. All lived in Southeast Washington.
Dominique Green, 21, a passenger in the Mercedes that slammed into the Acura, also died.
Police say speed and weather may have been factors in what some have called one of the worst accidents the area has seen in decades.
“I’ve been in the county since the 1990s, and in terms of victims, it is one of the highest I’ve seen in a long while,” Assistant Fire Chief Paul Gomez said.
Police are investigating the crash. No charges have been filed.
William Key, an Oxon Hill resident who saw the crash, said the noise was “indescribable.”
“It was too hard. My wife heard it at home two blocks away,” he said.
Key said he watched as the driver of the Mercedes and a passenger scrambled out of their flaming vehicle. The driver crawled away from the scene on his elbows.
On Saturday morning, the telephone pole struck by the Acura was splintered and listing precariously. Someone had propped a copy of “The Cat in the Hat” and a doll against the pole as a memorial.
The bustling intersection has been the scene of other crashes, according to area residents.
Livingston Road and Livingston Terrace make a T-intersection just a short distance from Indian Head Highway. On one side of Livingston Road, there is a large apartment complex; on the other is a busy strip mall. There are numerous pedestrians in the area, but the crosswalk paint has faded.
Justin Jouvenal contributed to this report.