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3-car crash in Prince George's County leaves 1 dead, 2 hurt

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, according to police.
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PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. — One person is dead and two others are on the hospital after a three-car crash in Lanham, Maryland, Tuesday night.

Maryland State Police troopers responded to a report of a multi-vehicle crash on northbound Maryland Route 5 north of Coventry Way in Clinton, Maryland, around 7:30 p.m. 

MSP's preliminary investigation found that a 2012 Infiniti G37X, driven by Jabbor Nakym Sheffield, 25, of Lanham, was headed north on Route 5 when they lost control and rear-ended a 2014 Fiat 500L.

After hitting the Fiat, investigators say they Infiniti was struck on the driver's side by a 2015 Kia Sorento. Sheffield was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Sorento was taken to University of Maryland Capital Regional Medical Center in Largo. The driver of the Fiat was taken to United Medical Center in Washington, D.C. for treatment of their injuries. The severity of their injuries was not disclosed.

Northbound Maryland Route 5 was closed for about four hours for the investigation and to clean up the road following the crash. The road was reopened around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, according to police.

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