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Bowie man killed in crash with Metrobus

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Published on: Friday, October 26, 2012

By Jim Davis

A Bowie man was killed and nine others were injured last Friday night in a collision involving a Metrobus in Seat Pleasant.

According to Prince George’s County Police officials, just after 9:30 p.m. Oct. 19, two cars were likely drag racing on Central Avenue when one of the vehicles struck a Metrobus, which had about 40 passengers on board, near Soper Lane. 

The driver of the car — identified by police as Cleon David Wills, 22, of Bowie — was pronounced dead on the scene.

Eight passengers on the bus were taken to local hospitals for treatment of injuries not deemed life-threatening, according to Mark Brady, chief spokesman for Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department.

The second speeding car veered off and got into a separate crash at about the same time. One person in that car was also taken to the hospital with treatable injuries.

Alcohol and high speeds — likely due to drag racing — caused the accident, according to police officials.

Prince George’s County Police officers are interviewing witnesses, including the driver of the second car who survived the crash, to determine if charges should be made.

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