One Killed in Early Morning Crash in Prince George County

One person was killed in an early morning crash in Prince George County on Wednesday, October 13. The fatal collision in Bowie seems to have been caused by an illegal lane change and failure to yield the way.

In a press release, the Maryland State Police said the single-vehicle accident claimed the life of a 27-year-old man identified as Devonte Quasie-Woode of Upper Marlboro. The investigators said the victim drove a black Lincoln LS at the crash time and was the sole occupant.

The MPD said that shortly after midnight, they dispatched officers to the area of northbound Route 301/Crain Highway at Excalibur Road for a traffic crash report. When troopers arrived, they found the Lincoln LS overturned in the center median and elevated 20 feet off the ground in a tree. Prince George’s County emergency medical service attended to Quasie-Woode before pronouncing him dead.

The state police spoke with the driver of a white Mercedes GLK, identified as Zalika Murray, 38, of Oxon Hill. Murray pulled over in the crossover on Route 301 to wait for the police. She informed the police that she was in lane two while a red passenger car was in lane one. The Lincoln LS then tried to enter between both vehicles. 

Murray said the red passenger vehicle then merged into lane two, striking her car’s driver’s side. The red car continued northbound and did not stop at the crash scene. The accident led to the closure of the affected roads, and the MDOT State Highway Administration helped with traffic detour and cleaning of the scene. 

Anyone who witnessed the crash in Prince George County should contact the MSP Forestville Barrack at 301-568-8101. The investigation is ongoing. 

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