A 46-year-old man died and several others were injured, including a pedestrian, in a crash early Sunday on the Capital Beltway in Prince George’s County, Maryland, police said.
Fredys Castillo Rivas, of Upper Marlboro, died, police said.
State police responded shortly after 3 a.m. to the Inner Loop at Central Avenue after the report of a collision.
According to the investigation, the first incident started when a Dodge Crossroad rear-ended a white Chevrolet Cruze in one of the highway lanes. A good Samaritan, identified as a 44-year-old man from Silver Spring, stopped his car on the shoulder to help the people involved in that crash, police said.
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That man had gotten out of his car and was on the second lane of the road when a second collision occurred. A grey Nissan Sentra hit the Dodge Crossroad and struck the 44-year-old pedestrian, police said.
Meanwhile, Castillo Rivas, who was driving a Chevrolet Impala, had also stopped at the scene, apparently to provide assistance, police said. Before he could exit his car, a black GMC Arcadia SUV hit his vehicle, authorities said.
All five drivers and the pedestrian were taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where Rivas Castillo was pronounced dead.
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The investigation is ongoing.