Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Indian Head Highway

A motorcyclist was killed when he crashed into the back of a car on Indian Head Highway early Wednesday. 

The crash happened near the intersection with Palmer Road in Fort Washington about 12:30 a.m., Prince George's County police said. 

The victim has been identified as 38-year-old Russell Lee Jr., of Montgomery Village, police said Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, Lee was traveling northbound when he hit the back of a car. Police said it appears that he didn't stop at a red light at Palmer Road, according to a preliminary investigation.

Lee died at the scene.

The driver of the car suffered injuries that are not life-threatening. 

The northbound lanes of Indian Head Highway were closed for several hours, but they have since reopened. 

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call police at 301-731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS, text "PGPD" plus their message to CRIMES (274637) or submit a tip online at

Several people have been killed or injured in crashes along Indian Head Highway in recent weeks.

Last month, two men were killed after one man drove the wrong way in the southbound lanes of Indian Head Highway, crashing head-on into the other man's car near Palmer Road, police say. 

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene. 

A few weeks earlier, 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. 

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

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