EAST LANHAM – One person died and five others were injured Sunday night when two cars collided in East Lanham.
Just before 10 p.m., units from the Prince George's County Fire Department responded to the intersection of Greenbelt Road at Aerospace Drive for a report of a motor vehicle accident with people trapped and a person not breathing.
According to officials on the scene, first arriving units reported a two-car accident with a female passenger, a male driver and two children trapped inside one vehicle. Two others were injured in a second vehicle.
Officials said firefighters and paramedics worked quickly to free the driver and the two children who were in the back seat.
The male driver was transported to a trauma center with life-threatening injuries. The two children were transported to Washington Children's Hospital Center suffering serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The female passenger, who police have identified as 29-year-old Yenis Guerro of Sonora Place in Alexandria, VA, suffered massive injuries to the point that paramedics were unable to save her. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The two victims in the second vehicle were transported to a local hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
“I knew something like this would happen,” said Kelly Page who works at a nearby store. “They speed up and down Greenbelt Road all the time. It was just a matter of time until something like this would happen.”
The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit was called to the scene to investigate the accident. They believe the vehicle that Guerro was a passenger in was traveling eastbound on Greenbelt Road when the male driver attempted to make a left turn onto Aerospace Drive. The second car, which was traveling westbound on Greenbelt Road, collided with Guerro's car. Investigators are working to determine which vehicle had the right-of-way.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422.