Wednesday, July 9, 2014

PGPD Investigates Fatal Collision in Seat Pleasant

The Prince George's County Police Department's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Seat Pleasant. The victim is 88-year-old Alphonso Mitchell of Morocco Street in Capitol Heights.

On July 8, 2014, at about 10:25 am, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Central Avenue and Addison Road for the report of a crash involving a car and a tow truck. When they arrived, they found Mitchell suffering from critical injuries. He was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later.

The preliminary investigation reveals Mitchell was heading eastbound on Central Avenue when he crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a tow truck. Investigators believe Mitchell may have had a medical emergency, causing him to lose control of his car. A passenger in the car was seriously hurt. The driver of the tow truck was not hurt. A passenger suffered minor injuries.  

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to

For more information, please contact the Prince George's County Police Department's Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

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