28-Year-Old Hyattsville Man Killed in Crash in Seat Pleasant

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HYATTSVILLE, MD – A Hyattsville man was killed in a crash on Central Avenue in Mount Pleasant on Monday.

Police have identified the deceased driver is identified as 28-year-old Jose Hernandez Chavez of Hyattsville.  

“On May 23, 2022, at approximately 3:45 pm, officers responded to the 8400 block of Central Avenue in Seat Pleasant for a collision involving three vehicles,” the Prince George’s County Police Department reported. “The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Central Avenue. Hernandez and the driver of a third vehicle were waiting at a traffic light, when the driver of the pickup struck the rear of Hernandez Chavez’s vehicle, causing his car to collide with a third vehicle.”

Hernandez Chavez  was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other involved drivers were not injured. 

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