Prince George's County Police Officer Dies after Crash
CLINTON, Md. (WUSA) — A Prince George's County Police officer has died, after crashing his cruiser, police said.
The officer, identified as Officer First Class Kevin Bowden, crashed the car into a pole at Branch Avenue and Surrats Road in Clinton. An SUV was also involved in the crash.
It happened at around 3:05 p.m, when crews were called out for a vehicle collision between one marked cruiser and another "civilian vehicle," police said.
The officer was off-duty at the time of the crash, police said.
Chief Magaw hinted at what may have happened during a news conference Thursday night. "We have witnesses saying the officer was cut off but we're not at a point where we can say that's what caused the accident, but certainly we're looking into that."
Bowden, the 28-year-old father of a 10-year-old son and a 4-year-old daughter, was transferred to the hospital right after the crash, where he was pronounced dead.
He was a six-year veteran on the force, police said..
The female driver in the other vehicle was taken to Prince George's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police have asked for "time to heal," because this is the second officer who has died in a car crash, within months, for the Prince George's County Police department. It was August, when Officer Adrian Morris was killed during a pursuit, when his patrol car hit a guardrail on I-95, ejecting him. It was later found he wasn't wearing his seat belt.