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Police ID man killed in Prince George’s Co. hearse crash

Prince George's County police said the hearse lost control and crashed into a pole near the intersection of Old Branch Avenue and Allentown Road. (Courtesy Prince George's County police)

WASHINGTON — The driver of a hearse who died after crashing into a concrete median in Camp Springs, Maryland, has been identified.

Prince George’s County police identified the driver as 79-year-old Louis Rogers Sr. of Fort Washington, Maryland.

Police said the hearse lost control and crashed into a pole near the intersection of Old Branch Avenue and Allentown Road. Officers were called to the scene at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The driver was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The hearse was not carrying a casket at the time of the crash.

Police said the entire intersection was expected to be closed for several hours as police investigate.


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