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Man dies after being hit by dump truck

Update, 10:15 p.m.:

The man who was struck by a dump truck in Prince George’s County has died, police said.

County police spokesman Cpl. Larry Johnson said the man was declared dead at a local hospital. Police are investigating the incident as an apparent suicide, Johnson said.


A man was critically injured Wednesday afternoon when he was struck by a dump truck east of Capitol Heights, Prince George’s County police said.

The accident happened near the intersection of Central Avenue and Daimler Drive about 5:15 p.m., said Cpl. Larry Johnson, a spokesman. The man was taken to a hospital with critical injuries, he said.

Police said they were investigating reports that the man may have walked in front of the vehicle.

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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