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3 Children Killed in Multi-Car Crash on Indian Head Highway in Oxon Hill

"There are no words to describe this crash except to say it is a tragedy"

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Three children have died and two adults were hurt after a multi-car crash Sunday night on one of the most dangerous roads in the D.C. area.

Three vehicles crashed on Indian Head Highway (Route 210) at Wilson Bridge Drive in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady said about 10 p.m. Sunday.

Brady said three children in one vehicle suffered fatal injuries. 

Firefighters removed two adults who were trapped in the vehicle, Brady said. Medics took them to a trauma center. Their conditions were unknown.

"There are no words to describe this crash except to say it is a tragedy," Brady tweeted. 

The names of the victims were not immediately released.

It's unclear what led to the crash.

Indian Head Highway was closed in both directions for several hours. It reopened early Monday.

More than 60 people have died in crashes on Indian Head Highway in the past 11 years, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. 

AAA calls the road one of the most dangerous in the D.C. area.

In October, crews installed a new speed camera on the highway following the death of 24-year-old Samira Jenkins in March. A car struck Jenkins near the intersection of Indian Head Highway and Kerby Hill Road. She was on her way to a job interview.

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