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Updated: Small Plane Crashes into Car on Maryland's Route 50

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Thursday morning's crash scene on Route 50 in Bowie. (Photo: CBS Baltimore) Thursday morning's crash scene on Route 50 in Bowie. (Photo: CBS Baltimore)

BOWIE, Md.- Maryland State Police say four people were injured after a small plane crashed into a car on Route 50 in Prince George’s County late Thursday morning.

Police said that at around 11:20 a.m., troopers were called to eastbound Route 50 at Church Road near Freeway Airport in Bowie for a report of a small plane crash on the highway.

The pilot, identified as Julius Tolson Jr., 58, of Laurel, Md., and the passenger of the plane, Michael Garrah, 57, of Columbia, Md., along with the driver of the car, identified as Ryan McClain, 29, of Washington, D.C., and his passenger, Eric Diprospero, 31, of Baltimore, were treated at the scene by Prince George’s Fire and EMS crew members. Police did not provide information on the extent of injuries but CBS Baltimore reports they were minor. 

Route 50 was partially closed in both eastbound and westbound directions following the crash.

A preliminary investigation determined the plane was attempting to take off from nearby Freeway Airport at the time of the crash. The exact cause of the crash has yet to be determined. 

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash, police said.

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