Five people, including two children, died following a crash Friday night in Oxon Hill, Maryland, said Prince George's County Police.
A roadside memorial sprang up over the weekend, set up by strangers saddened by the accident's deadly toll.
The accident was reported around 9:40 p.m. Friday at Livingston Road and Livingston Terrace. Preliminarily, police believe the driver of a Mercedes rear-ended an Acura that had stopped at a traffic light.
Of the five people inside the Acura, only the driver survived. There were three people in the Mercedes; a female passenger was killed.
The driver of the Acura remains in guarded condition. The driver of the Mercedes is listed in critical condition. The ther passenger from the Mercedes is hosptialized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Update: There are now 5 confirmed fatalities from last night's veh ax in #OxonHill. 2 children & 3 adults.
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According to Prince George's County Assistant Fire Chief Paul Gomez, crews had initially responded to the scene for a car fire.
The names of the victims are being withheld until all family notification have been made.
Police said speed and the weather may have been factors in the deadly crash.