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Man killed in Hyattsville crash

Friday - 11/1/2013, 11:13am  ET

WASHINGTON - - One man is dead and a woman is in critical condition after a crash in Hyattsville, Md., Friday morning.

Prince George's County police say the collision occurred at about 6 a.m. when a Toyota Camry on Riggs Road was struck by an Acura. The man driving the Camry was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses claim the Camry's driver had a green light and tried to turn from Drexel Street onto Riggs when the Acura -- traveling southbound on Riggs -- hit the Camry.

"You knew this was different," said Brian Eldridge, who lives near the scene. "You heard the impact itself but no brakes at all, so I knew this was going to be the worst."

A female passenger in the Camry was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, and the Acura's driver was taken to a hospital for observation.

The force of the accident pushed the wreckage into the northbound lanes of Riggs Road.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

WTOP's Nick Iannelli contributed to this report. Follow @NickWTOP and @WTOP on Twitter.

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