Man killed in Laurel car crash identified

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have identified the man killed in a crash involving two cars in Laurel Wednesday night, police said.

The accident happened by the 8600 block of Contee Road at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Police say both drivers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. 32-year-old Maurice Michael Barnes of Laurel later died of his injuries. Police say the other driver is expected to survive.

Police say Branes was driving westbound on Contee Road and for some reason his car crossed into oncoming traffic and hti the second car head-on.

According to police, speed appears to be a factor in the crash.


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