Two Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident on Landover RoadAugust 24, 2023
A hit-and-run collision in Prince George’s County, Maryland resulted in two fatalities early Wednesday morning. The deadly crash occurred at the intersection of Landover Road and 63rd Pl when the driver of a Kia sport utility vehicle collided with the side of a Toyota Camry making a lefthand turn. The impact caused the Camry to catch fire, killing both occupants.
The driver of the Kia, identified by police as being stolen, fled on foot before authorities arrived on scene. According to the Prince George’s Police Department, 827 Kias have been reported stolen this year in the county. The thefts are believed to be connected to the Kia Challenge, a TikTok social media theft challenge targeting Kia and Hyundai vehicles. The challenge is attributed to a nationwide spike in Kia and Hyundai thefts, causing eight deaths.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 40,000 car accident fatalities occur yearly in the United States. In addition to the devastation of loss, car accident deaths cause considerable financial hardship to families due to medical costs, lost income, and funeral expenses.
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