Wednesday, February 7, 2018

PGPD Investigating Fatal Collision in Beltsville

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in Beltsville on Tuesday. The victim is 32-year-old Jose Cruz-Rivas of Leighton Avenue in Silver Spring

On February 6th, at approximately 10:45 am, patrol officers were called to Ewing Road at Hanna Street for a collision involving a car and a truck.

The preliminary investigation reveals Cruz-Rivas was driving westbound on Ewing Road when for reasons that remain under investigation, he lost control, hit a curb and collided with the truck which was stopped at a stop sign. The victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the truck suffered what appear to be non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information 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), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

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