At least one person is dead after a car and a Metrobus collided in Seat Pleasant Md.
According to Prince George’s County police, the bus was hit from the rear by one of two Mercedes Benzes that appeared to be racing. The striking MB then erupted into flames as reported by the Metro.
Police was able to identify the deceased driver as 22-year-old Cleon David Wills resident of Bowie.
The crash occurred at around 9:30 in the evening at the corner of Central Avenue and Soper Lane. There were 45 passengers on the bus when the crash occurred. Police said that eight people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, none of which appeared to be serious.
Metro observed that the other Mercedes racer just spun out and stayed at the scene. Two occupants of that car were apprehended and taken into custody on suspicion of DUI. Investigators concluded that speed and alcohol appeared to be the two main factors in the crash.
Police confirmed that two men were street racing when one of them crashed into a loaded Metro bus on Central Avenue. The driver who was operating the MB that hit the Metro Bus died. The other Mercedes racer continued speeding down Central Avenue and eventually stopped after striking a street sign.
The mishap happened around 9:50 evening of Friday at the intersection of Soper Lane. Witnesses reported to the police that the two men had been racing on Central Avenue when one of them lost control and slammed into the passing Metro bus.
Eight passengers on the bus and the driver of the other car were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Police identified the man killed as Cleon David Willis, 22, of Bowie, Md. No word yet on any charges the other driver might face.
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