Man killed in crash near beltway identified

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The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Greenbelt. The victim is 43-year-old Derrick Gordon of Fort Lincoln Drive in Northeast Washington.

On September 27th, at approximately 9:05 am, patrol officers were called to Greenbelt Road and Kenilworth Avenue for a fatal collision involving multiple vehicles. 

The preliminary investigation reveals Gordon was heading  westbound on Greenbelt Road approaching Kenilworth Avenue, when for reasons that remain under investigation, his car struck another car in the rear and then struck a bus. Two additional vehicles were then involved in chain-reaction collisions. Gordon was pronounced dead on the scene. Several additional drivers and passengers involved in this incident were injured. Preliminarily, none of their injuries appears life-threatening.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.

GREENBELT, Md. - One person is dead and seven others are hurt, authorities say after a crash on Greenbelt Road this morning.

According to the PG County Police Department, just after 9:00 a.m. a vehicle was travelling westbound on Greenbelt Road in the area of Kenilworth Avenue when it hit several other vehicles.

One person was pronounced dead on scene. Seven additional motorists were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Greenbelt Road has been shut down in both direction at Kenilworth Avenue while police investigate. 


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