PRINCE George's COUNTY, Md. - Maryland State Police are investigating after a tow truck driver was killed in a multi-car crash while assisting a car stopped on I-95 in Prince George's County.
Officials say the chain-reaction collision occurred on I-95 North at Powder Mill Road around 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31.
State troopers with the College Park barracks responded to crash where they found a total of four vehicles involved.
Police say it appears that the tow truck driver stopped to assist the driver of a Toyota, whose car was disabled on the left shoulder of the road. While helping the driver of the Toyota, another car sideswiped the disabled vehicle before hitting a third vehicle — a Honda Accord — which was then struck by a tractor-trailer.
The driver of the tow truck, Osama Abdelfattah Marey, 31, of Suitland, Maryland, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle that hit the other two remained at the scene. He has been identified as Hans Jurgen Gutierrez Samoya, 24, of Laurel, Maryland.
The driver of the Honda, a 76-year-old female, was transported by ambulance to Suburban Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration assisted at the scene with the road closure, which lasted about five hours. The crash remains under investigation. There have been no charges in the crash so far.