A Bowie man died on Monday, March 4, when his car crashed into another car as well as a cement truck in a construction work zone in Prince George’s County.
The multiple-vehicle Maryland auto accident killed 37-year-old Tyronski Johnson of Bowie and injured several others.
According to Prince George’s County police, Johnson was driving a black Dodge Charger northbound on Maryland Route 202, also known as Landover Road, near Firehouse Road a little before noon.
As Johnson approached the construction site, he failed to notice an arrow directing traffic around the closed-off portion of the road. He crashed into the sign, which caused him to lose control of his car. He then hit a Ford Expedition that was traveling along the road before finally crashing into a cement truck that was not currently in motion at the construction site.
Johnson died from the injuries he sustained in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Johnson’s two passengers suffered serious injuries and were rushed to a local hospital. They have not been identified at this time.
The driver and passengers of the Ford were also taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, as was a construction worker who was near the cement truck that was hit.
Police closed down the road for several hours to conduct an investigation. A preliminary investigation into the crash shows that Johnson appeared to be speeding at the time of the accident.
We express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Johnson in their time of grief.