Police ID man killed in 3-vehicle crash in Prince George’s County

A three-car accident in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, kills one person. police said. (Courtesy Maryland Department of Transportation)

Police in Prince George’s County, Maryland, have identified the man killed in Monday afternoon’s three-vehicle crash in Seat Pleasant.

Jose Hernandez Chavez, 28, of Hyattsville, was waiting at a stoplight when his car was rear-ended by a pickup, causing his car to slam into the car ahead of him, police said.

The crash happened about 3:45 p.m. Monday in the 8400 block of Central Avenue near the intersection with Ritchie Road.

Police said the driver of the pickup was heading east on Central Avenue when it crashed into the back of Hernandez’s car.

Hernandez was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The other drivers were not injured.

Both sides of Central Avenue in Seat Pleasant were closed for over five hours Monday evening following the crash.

Police are still investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422.

Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined WTOP.com as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at Nextgov.com, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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