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Prince George's officer dies in car accident

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 10:19pm  ET

Police Officer First Class Bowden was a six-year veteran with the Prince George's County Police Department. Bowden lived in Clinton and was 28- years-old. He leaves behind a wife and two young children. (Prince George's County police)
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CLINTON, Md. - A Prince George's County police officer has died following a car crash Thursday afternoon. Officer Kevin Bowden died from his injuries sustained after his police cruiser crashed into a utility pole at Branch Avenue and Surratts Road.

Bowden was off-duty when the collision happened around 3:05 p.m.

A six-year veteran with the department, Bowden had a 10-year-old son and a 4-year- old daughter.

The woman in the other car was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash comes two months after a fatal collision involving another county police officer, Adrian Morris, who died in August after his police cruiser ran off the highway and crashed during the chase of a suspect.

Branch Avenue at Surratts Road was being diverted onto 301, but is now open.

On Friday at 11:30 a.m., Chief Mark Magaw will provide an update from Police Headquarters.

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