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Fatal crash on Riggs Rd. in Prince George's County under investigation

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Fatal accident scene at Riggs Rd. in Hyattsville, Md.

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man and woman have died after two vehicles were involved in an accident in Prince George's County on Friday morning.

Police tell us that the male driver of a Camry died at the scene. He had been making a left turn from Drexel Street onto Riggs Road when his car was struck by an Acura that was driving southbound on Riggs Rd.

A female passenger inside his vehicle was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries, according to police. She later died at the hospital.

Police say the driver of the Acura was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries for further observation.

Northbound Riggs is shut down after Chapman Road. Southbound Riggs is down to one lane.

Police say that speed does appear to be a factor in the incident based on the severity of the damage. 

The accident is under investigation. Depending on who is at fault, charges could be pending, according to police.

 


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