2 Dead in Indian Head Highway Head-On Crash, Latest of Several

"It's always something on 210," one man who often drives there said

Two men were killed Friday after one man drove the wrong way on a highway in Prince George's County, crashing head-on into the other man's car, police say. 

The driver of the first car drove northbound in the southbound lanes of Indian Head Highway (MD 210). About 2:40 a.m., he crashed into the other car. 

Both men, who were not identified immediately, were pronounced dead at the scene. The impact smashed both cars to pieces. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

Four people have died on the road since January. 

"It's always something on 210," one man who often drives there said. 

Rev. Robert Screen, another regular on the road, said he has counted close to 30 people killed on the highway in the past 10 years. He called for new speed cameras, more police patrols and -- perhaps most difficult -- changes in drivers' behavior. He said he's often horrified by what he sees drivers do on the busy strip. 

"It's the speeding. It's the riding the shoulders at breakneck speed. It's things that people would do that you know safety is not the primary thing that they have in mind. What's the primary thing on their mind? Getting where I need to go as quickly as I want," he said. 

Earlier this month, a Maryland father was killed while driving along the busy road in Accokeek, Maryland.

James Hill was on Indian Head Highway, on his way home from work, when a Ford smashed into his minivan at Pine Drive. He died a short time later

Prior to the crash, witnesses told police they saw several drivers speeding and driving recklessly. 

Last month, six people were injured when a car and pickup truck collided along Indian Head Highway near Palmer Road.

State police said they will look into signage, signals and lighting to try to prevent future crashes. 

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