Fatal Crash Reported in Capitol Heights

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CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD – Police are investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a 71-year-old Temple Hills resident.

On May 15, 2022, at approximately 10:55 am, officers responded to the 9000 block of Central Avenue in the unincorporated section of Capitol Heights for a collision involving two vehicles.   

The deceased driver is identified as 71-year-old Moses Yogaraj of Temple Hills. 

“The preliminary investigation revealed Yogaraj was attempting to make a left turn into a shopping center from westbound Central Avenue,” police said. “While making that turn, his car was struck by another car that was heading eastbound on Central Avenue. Yogaraj was pronounced dead on the scene.  The other involved driver was transported to the hospital with what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries.”

Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422.