Police were called to the intersection of Central Avenue and Addison Road about 10:25 a.m. Tuesday to a crash involving a car and a tow truck. Officers found Alphonso Mitchell, 88, of Morocco Street in Capitol Heights suffering from critical injuries. He was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later.
The preliminary investigation reveals Mitchell was eastbound on Central Avenue when his vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a tow truck. Investigators believe Mitchell had a medical emergency, causing him to lose control of his car.
A passenger in Mitchell's car was seriously hurt, police said. The driver of the tow truck was not hurt. A passenger suffered minor injuries.
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