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Maryland State Police News Release

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

(LAUREL, MD) – Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred early this morning in Prince George’s County.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to Baltimore Avenue (U.S. Route 1) at Mulberry Street in Laurel, Maryland for a report of a pedestrian crash. According to a preliminary investigation, a man wearing all dark clothing was walking on the double yellow line of Baltimore Avenue with his back toward oncoming traffic when he was struck by a Volkswagen Jetta.

The victim, Ackeem Patrick Spence, 22, was declared deceased at the scene. The driver of the Volkswagen remained on the scene. According to a preliminary investigation, there were no signs of impairment of the driver. Baltimore Avenue was closed until about 5 a.m. because of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation

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