Driver Charged in Double Fatal Crash in Lanham, Md.

Ramon Anaya-Ascencio facing eight charges, including two counts of homicide by motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol

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    Two people died in a two-car collision in Prince George's County Monday. News4 Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports.

    A driver has been charged in a collision that killed two people in Prince George's County Monday.

    Ramon Anaya-Ascencio, of no fixed address, is facing eight charges, including two counts of homicide by motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol and two counts of vehicular manslaughter.

    The crash happened around 7:45 a.m. Monday in the 10800 block of Lanham Severn Road in Lanham.

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    Three people were traveling eastbound in a Honda when the car veered into on-coming traffic and struck an Audi that had been traveling west.

    Police say Anaya-Ascencio, 30, was driving a Honda when he crossed in front of an Audi A6, causing the Audi to T-bone Anaya-Ascencio's car on the passenger side

    Both passengers in Anaya-Ascencio's car were killed.

    Prince George's County Police identified them as Leo Castro, 46, and Jose Rodriguez, 30, both of Lanham.

    Witnesses told News4 that the Audi was traveling at a high rate of speed, reported Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins.

    Ron McGraw and Ali Nezir, who work in auto body shops on opposite sides of the road, say they've seen accidents on the road involving vehicles speeding for position as two lanes become one, but they'd never seen a crash this bad, Wilkins reported.