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One dead after car crashes into Metrobus
A crash involving a Metrobus on Friday evening left one dead and nine others injured, according to authorities.

A 2005 Mercedes-Benz struck a Metrobus at about 9:30 p.m. on Central Avenue, near the intersection of Soper Lane, in Seat Pleasant, according to Prince George's County police. The driver of the Mercedes-Benz, 22-year-old Bowie resident Cleon David Wills, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash. Witnesses also reported that Wills was racing with another Mercedes-Benz at the time of the crash, said police spokesman Cpl. Larry Johnson.

Eight passengers on the Metrobus were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.

The driver of the other Mercedes-Benz, identified only as a 33-year-old male, was also transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Man stabbed near Howard during homecoming
A man was stabbed near a Howard University homecoming event early Saturday morning, according to authorities.

Police said an adult male, who had been stabbed in the stomach at approximately 2:30 a.m., was found conscious and breathing on the 2600 block of Georgia Avenue NW.

It's unclear if the victim was affiliated with the school, according to police spokesman Anthony Clay.

No description of a suspect was available, and the investigation is ongoing, Clay said. - Ben Giles

Two residents displaced by Lanham house fire

A Friday evening house fire in Lanham displaced two residents, according to authorities.

The fire started at about 5 p.m. at a home on the 6200 block of 87th Avenue, according to Mark Brady, spokesman for the Prince George's Fire/EMS Department. The electrical fire started in the kitchen, where the tenants were having work done on a ceiling light earlier Friday afternoon, Brady said.

No one was injured in the blaze, but the fire did cause about $25,000 in damage, according to Brady.

bgiles@washingtonexaminer.com

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