Fatal Collision in Capitol Heights Under investigation
The department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit are working to determine the cause of a fatal collision on Friday in the town of Capitol Heights. Investigators continue to work to identify a driver who died of his injuries.
On October 9th, at approximately 6:10 pm, officers responded to the intersection on Old Central Avenue at Akin Avenue for a multi-vehicle collision. The deceased driver, an adult male, was rushed to a hospital for treatment. He died the next day. The other involved drivers and passengers suffered what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation revealed the deceased driver was traveling eastbound on Old Central Avenue approaching Akin Avenue when he rear ended a second vehicle. That impact caused the decedent’s car to cross the center line and into the westbound lanes. His car then struck two additional cars.
The PGPD investigates all fatal collisions in the town of Capitol Heights