PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD. (THECOUNT) — Devonte Quasie-Woode, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday fatal vehicle crash in Prince George’s County.
Quasie-Woode, 27, was killed in a vehicle crash near Bowie early Wednesday morning.
According to reports, Quasie-Woode was operating a Lincoln LS on Crain Highway/US-301 near Excalibur Road in Bowie, when the vehicle attempted to pass between two other vehicles. The Lincoln rolled over before launching at least 20 feet up into a tree.
Zalika Murray, 38, of Oxon Hill, who was operating a Mercedes GLK, said a red passenger vehicle merged and struck the driver’s side of her Mercedes around midnight Wednesday. The red passenger vehicle continued to travel northbound on Route 301 and did not stop at the scene.
When troopers arrived, they found the Lincoln overturned in the center median and elevated approximately twenty feet off of the ground in a tree, according to Maryland State Police.
Quasie-Woode was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact Forestville Barrack at 301-568-8101. The investigation into the crash is continuing.
Geo quick facts: Prince George’s County is located in the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the eastern portion of Washington, D.C. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 863,420, making it the second-most populous county in Maryland, behind Montgomery County. Its county seat is Upper Marlboro – Wikipedia.