This was the 2nd serious crash which happened in Prince George’s County within a period of three months. Prince George’s County police officer was on off-duty Thursday afternoon when he was killed in a crash in Maryland.
Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw identified the fatality as Kevin Bowden. He was driving northbound on Branch Avenue when he collided with an SUV at Surratts Road about 3 p.m. In the collision, his cruiser was forced into a utility pole.
Witnesses told the police that the cruiser was cut off, but police were not able to determine if that was cause of the crash.
Bowden was immediately delivered to the Southern Maryland Hospital Center where he expired as a result of critical injuries. The officer was only 28 years old.
The woman operator of the SUV was taken to Prince George’s Hospital Center sustaining non-life-threatening injuries.
According to Prince George’s officials who spoke during the press conference, Bowden had been with the force for the last six-year. He left behind him a 10-year-old son and a 6-year-old daughter.
While police were doing preliminary investigation Branch Avenue was closed in both directions as traffic was staring to back up during rush hours.
This is the second time a serious crash involved a Prince George’s County officer in two months. The first was in August 20 when Officer Adrian Morris, age 23, who died after his cruiser ran off Interstate 95 while he and his partner were pursuing theft suspects.
A statement from County Executive Rushern Baker read as follows: Our county government, every community and every citizen of Prince George’s County grieves again this evening. Nearly two months to the day, we have lost another Prince George’s County Police Department officer, Kevin Bowden, as a result of a serious automobile accident.
Our condolences go out to Officer Bowden’s family, friends and the Prince George’s County Police Department.
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