Indian Head Highway car crash kills three, driver suspected of DUI
Updated: June 6, 2011 - 07:03 am
Three people were killed and another was seriously injured early Sunday morning when a small car they were traveling in was rear ended by an alleged drunk driver in a speeding SUV on Indian Head Highway in Oxon Hill, police say.
Prince George's County Police say that a GMC Yukon rammed a four-door Mazda on Route 210 at Wilson Bridge Drive at about 3:15 a.m. The Mazda, carrying four people, then careened into a tree.
Two of the victims have been identified as Gwendolyn Demby, 52, and the driver of the Mazda, Eugene Johnson, 53. Both of them lived in Manassas. Demby has a teenage son, and Johnson is a well-known magician. The third victim who died, a female, has still not been identified.
All three victims were pronounced dead at the scene. A fourth occupant of the Mazda, only identified as an adult male, was taken to an area hospital in serious condition.
Police say that both the driver and passenger of the Yukon were under the influence of alcohol. Both were uninjured.
The driver was taken into custody, but police say that no charges have been filed yet. The passenger was released.
As a result of the accident, northbound Route 210 was closed between Kerby Hill Road and the Beltway for several hours.
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