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3 Dead In Crash On BW Parkway In Prince George’s County

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BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Three people, including a 3-month-old baby, died when their car drove off the Baltimore-Washington Parkway early Saturday and struck a tree

The accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday on a stretch of the four-lane parkway in Beltsville. An adult, a teenager and a baby all died. Several other passengers were ejected from the car and were taken to the hospital.

Prince George’s County fire officials told The Washington Post that some occupants had just landed at BWI airport after a vacation outside the country.

The U.S. Park Police is investigating.

The Post reports that the deaths were among eight auto fatalities Friday and Saturday, including two juveniles found dead in a Mercedes-Benz that lost control in Southeast Washington and caught fire; a 25-year-old motorcyclist who died after his 2006 Yamaha R1 left Route 5 in St. Mary’s County, skidded 170 feet and struck a utility pole; and two people found dead in a car that struck a tree and caught fire in the Cloverly section of Silver Spring.

Police identified the motorcyclist as 25-year-old Devin Sweeting. The other victims were not immediately identified.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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