Two People Die Nov. 17 in Separate Accidents in Prince George’s County
Posted on Dec 20, 2013
Two people lost their lives November 17 in separate car accidents in Prince George’s County. Details of both overnight accidents are as follows.
A two-car accident along Interstate 95 left one person dead around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning, November 17. Maryland State Police responded to the scene of the accident along the northbound lanes of the Inter-County Connector near College Park.
According to a preliminary police report, Christian Allen Knight, a 22-year-old man from Olney, was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway. As he continued the wrong way down the road, his 2006 Nissan Altima crashed head-on into a northbound tractor-trailer.
Knight was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The tractor-trailer driver, who has not been identified, was taken to Laurel Regional Hospital as a precaution. Police closed down the northbound lanes of the highway to conduct an accident reconstruction; the investigation is ongoing.
The second fatal accident occurred a mere two hours later in Fort Washington. This time, Prince George’s County Police responded to the scene of a single-vehicle accident in the 12700 block of Livingston Road around 5:30 a.m.
Asa M. Hernandez, a 26-year-old man from Waldorf, was headed northbound on the road when, for reasons unknown, he lost control of his vehicle and left the road. Hernandez crashed into a utility pole and was unresponsive when police arrived on the scene. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Police believe that speed may have been a factor in the accident. Hernandez was not wearing a seat belt.
We express our sympathies to the families of Mr. Knight and Mr. Hernandez in their time of grief.