Man struck, killed after getting out of his car on Md. roadway

WASHINGTON — A man who got out of his car following a minor crash was hit by another driver and killed Tuesday night in Prince George’s County, Maryland, police said.

At around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Maryland State Police responded to a crash on southbound U.S. Route 301 at Trade Zone Avenue in Upper Marlboro. A driver had been involved in a small crash there with two other vehicles and had gotten out of his car on the roadway to check the damage, state police said. While out of his car, he was struck by a fourth vehicle traveling southbound on Rt. 301.

The man who was hit was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as Collin Elroy King, 79, of Beltsville, Maryland.

The fourth vehicle also struck a fifth vehicle in another lane. State police said the driver of the fourth vehicle stopped at the scene and was taken to an area hospital.

The cause of the crashes are still not known at this time, according to state police, and no charges have been filed.

The roadway was closed for several hours during the investigation.

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