Chillum Man Killed In College Park Crash

Police: Alcohol, speed, possible factors in Baltimore

Hillcrest Tavern fire LARGE Jeremy Algarin credit
Jeremy Algarin

Prince George's Police are investigated a two-car accident that resulted in the death of a 40-year-old Chillum man early Sunday morning.

Authorities say the accident happened shortly after 3:00 a.m. in the 9200 block of Baltimore Avenue. Investigators say 40-year-old Bernard Coatley Jr. was behind the wheel of a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue and was trying to make a left turn into the southbound lanes of Baltimore Avenue.

While Coatley was attempting to turn, police say that the car was struck by a 2003 Dodge Neon that was traveling north on Baltimore Avenue. The 21-year-old driver of the Dodge and a 32-year-old passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries. A second passenger in the Dodge, a 25-year-old, was not injured. Their names have not been released.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Police say alcohol and speeding are being investigated as factors in the accident.

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