One Dead, Two Injured in Route 1 Accident

Prince George's County police are investigating the crash in College Park.


Prince George's County police are investigating a car accident in College Park that left one man dead and two others injured early Sunday.

A 21-year-old driver, whose name has not been released, was traveling northbound in the 9200 block of Baltimore Avenue when Bernard Coatley Jr., 40, attempted to make a left turn from Delaware Street, but failed to yield, according to PGPD Cpl. Larry Johnson.

The cars collided and Coatley Jr. was killed, Johnson said. The 21-year-old driver and one 32-year-old passenger in that car have non-life threatening injuries, but the other 25-year-old passenger was not injured.

Prince George's County police were investigating the cause of the accident, but suspected alcohol and speed played a factor, Johnson said.

erica fletcher June 26, 2012 at 03:15 AM
R.I.P. "Black" you will be missed but not forgotten......I want to apologize to everyone I dont know how that picture of me ended up on here I have been trying for the last hour to remove it the only thing I can do is report it as inappropriate so please everyone I do apologize
Alesia Whitaker June 26, 2012 at 07:32 PM
RIP Bernard! You were one of my bestfriends and u will truly be missed. Love ya.
Fifi June 30, 2012 at 02:00 AM
R.I.P Bernard!!!!. I can not believe that you are really gone. You were one of those good, kind souls. You were fun to talk with. I thank you for the wonderful, funny, loving memories. We love you and You will be missed but not forgotten.
Tisha J July 02, 2012 at 02:50 PM
RIP Bernard!!! Man I'm gonna miss you and your smooth talking butt ;-) I was so hurt and shocked when I heard the news. "Aye its too early for all of that I'm trying to function by the afternoon, lol" I can stil remember you saying that I'll miss you. Gone but not forgotten
Tash August 03, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Thank you everyone for the support and kind words about my cousin. We as the family would like to let you all know that it is well appreciated. During my down times I personally like to read the comments you all post because it helps to put a smile on my face. The memoried you all share reminds me of how loving, supportive, and crazy my cousin was. Thank you all again and remain strong with a smile on your face because thats the ONLY way he would have it :-)


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