Deadly 3-car crash in Prince George’s Co. involved a deer

WASHINGTON — A deer ran out in front of a vehicle in Prince George’s County, causing a fatal three-vehicle crash Tuesday morning.

Around 5:40 a.m., a deer ran out in front of the southbound lanes of Ritchie Marlboro Road and struck the front of a car. That car drove into the northbound lanes and collided head-on with another vehicle driven by 50-year-old David Diamond. A pick-up truck crashed into Diamond’s car as well, said Prince George’s County police.

Diamond, a Huntingtown, Maryland resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.

One of the other involved drivers and his passenger both suffered what appear to be non-life threatening injuries. The third driver was not hurt, police said.

Ritchie Marlboro Road between Brown and Westphalia roads was closed for the crash investigation but reopened about 10:40 a.m., Prince George’s County police tweeted.

Anyone with information about the crash can call police at 301-731-4422.

Below is a map of where police say the crash happened.

WTOP’s Joslyn Chesson contributed to this report.

Sarah Beth Hensley

Sarah Beth Hensley is the Digital News Director at WTOP. She has worked several different roles since she began with WTOP in 2013 and has contributed to award-winning stories and coverage on the website.

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