A serious motor vehicle collision shut down portions of Central Avenue in Prince George's County, Maryland, on Saturday afternoon, August 17. The collision occurred shortly before noon on westbound Central Ave./Route 214 just beyond the Landover Road/Route 202 overpass in PG County, Maryland, near Upper Marlboro. The collision involved one passenger car and one truck.
Both vehicles came to a rest against the median guardrail and subsequently burst into flames. The number of occupants in the vehicles is unknown. Both sides of Central Avenue had to be shut down for more than an hour as fire trucks battled the blaze and the smoke could be seen from miles away.