Three Dead, Car Crushed in Fatal Rt. 50 Accident

Three survivors remain hospitalized

By Asha Beh
|  Sunday, Feb 22, 2009  |  Updated 4:57 PM EDT
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Three Dead, Car Crushed in Fatal Rt. 50 Accident

Firefighters clean up the accident scene where this car was crushed on Route 50.

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Police have identified the driver of the SUV that rear-ended and crushed a Nissan Sentra on Route 50 eastbound near Route 410 as Michael Madlock of Bowie.  

Witnesses said Madlock, who was alone in his Acura MDX, was driving erratically and at a high rate of speed when the accident happened Saturday morning, according to police.  

The crash caused the drivers of both vehicles to lost control.  Investigators said two people in the Nissan were thrown from the car.  They were not wearing seat belts, police said. 

Those two and another passenger from the Nissan were taken to Prince George's Hospital Center, where they died of their injuries, the Washington Post reported.

Madlock and the two other survivors are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.  There is no word on how they are currently doing.

No charges have been filed.

This is the third fatal accident on Route 50 in Prince George's county since Monday.
 

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