A car crash accident involving a Prince George’s County police officer on Surratts Avenue at Branch Avenue shortly after 3 in the afternoon resulted in the closing down of Route 5 and Surratts Road in both directions at Clinton.

After the police officer’s cruiser had struck an SUV before crashing into a pole, he was rushed to a local hospital with critical injuries. Police Officers and Officials gathered at Southern Medical Hospital wherein the involved police officer was admitted.

The police officer was identified to be Prince George’s Police Officer Kevin Bowden. He perished later on due to the injuries he sustained in the crash.

One other person is reported to be also transported to the hospital for sustaining non-life threatening injuries. The other victim was later on identified to be the female driver of the SUV. The crash is described by the authorities to be serious.

This accident is the second car accident wherein a police is involved in two months. The first one happened on August 20 wherein police Officer Adrian Morris, 23, from Laurel, perished when his police car crashed into a ditch in I-95 during an ongoing chase.

An update at around 6:05 in the evening reveals that two southbound lanes of Branch Avenue had been reopened whilst the northbound side remains shut down as investigators continue the investigation of the cause of the accident. Surratts Road also remain shut down a mile out from intersection with Route 5.

Surratts Road was reopened after nearly six hours of closing down after the tragic incident on Thursday afternoon.

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