Two people died and two others were seriously injured Thursday morning when the car they were riding in crashed into a truck as it exited onto a ramp from the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Hyattsville. The accident shut down the parkway’s northbound lanes for several hours in the morning commute.
The incident occurred around 2 a.m. when the car hit the truck as it was “taking the ramp onto [Route 202],” according to Sgt. Lelani Woods, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Park Service. She said it appeared the car rear-ended the truck.
Two people in the truck suffered minimal injuries and after the crash started to walk up the ramp to the nearby Prince George’s Hospital Center. Emergency personnel picked them up and took them to the hospital, according to Woods.
“They were trying to get medical help,” she said.
There were four people in the car. The two who died were sisters, Angel Barbour, 21, and Kiana Wiggins, 34. Both were pronounced dead on the scene. The other two people in the car were transported to an area hospital, one sustaining non-life-threatening injuries and the other listed in critical condition as of Thursday afternoon, Woods said.
Traffic was diverted to Kenilworth Avenue and the parkway was re-opened around 9:30 a.m.
Woods said it is still unclear if any charges will be filed until officials complete their investigation into the crash.
Angel Barbour and Kiana Wiggins were Sabrina Barbour’s only daugthers.
“They were my friends,” the mother said. “They were my babies and I just love them so much.”
Angel had just finished school but was planning to continue her education to become a pharmacist, Sabrina said.
She was just a diligent go-getter who was trying to make it and take care of her family,” Sabrina Barbour said of her youngest daugther, Angel
Kiana Barbour worked at a shelter with her mother and was getting ready to go back to school to become a social worker.
“She just loved helping people,” Sabrina Barbour said of Kiana.
Sabrina Barbour said she doesn’t have any insurance to help with the loss of her daugthers.
“I’m not asking for handouts, but I know God will provide,” Sabrina Barbour said.