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North Laurel Man Dies in Weekend Car Crash

One fatality in multiple car crash near Baltimore Washington Parkway.

A North Laurel man is dead after a three-car collision along Route 197 in Laurel Sunday afternoon.

According to police, the incident happened shortly after 3 p.m. near the intersection of Laurel-Bowie Road and Montpelier Drive when a 2005 Mercedes-Benz traveling southbound struck a 2005 Honda Accord.

Police said that the vehicle’s driver Olufemi Olagbaju, 56, of 9200 Fulton Avenue was fatally injured as his vehicle was pushed into the middle of the medium. The striking vehicle went on to hit a 2004 Nissan Maximum pushing it off the roadway before the striking vehicle came to a stop.

Olagbaju was pronounced dead on the scene. The striking vehicle’s driver and the driver of the second vehicle struck were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Cpl. Larry Johnson, a Prince George’s County police spokesman.

The name of the driver has not been released. Johnson said speeding was the probable cause of the incident, no charges have been filed against the driver as of yet, he said.

Opeyemi Adebayo November 18, 2011 at 04:19 AM
Mr Femi Olagbaju was a brother and cousin to my classmate at Christ's School Ado-Ekiti. I always called him 'Egbon' meaning brother. I knew Egbon Femi at a revival Church almost about 6 months ago. What a nice gentleman he was. How can we explain this scenario? Brother Femi was a man of God, who just came back from church on Sunday with his families and was going back to church for ministration after he dropped his wife and the children at home. Then he met his untimely death. He served his Lord Jesus Christ until his last day on earth. May the soul of Brother Femi rest in perfect peace and May God give the family fortitude to bear the loss. Opeyemi.
Pamela November 18, 2011 at 03:03 PM
God bless the family and I know Mr. Olagbaju is with the Lord. My sister works with Mrs. Olagbaju and spoke very highly of the family. Pamela
Jumoke Sanusi November 20, 2011 at 12:53 PM
Mr Femi Olagbaju was my brother's friend,he was a good man,complete gentle man and very friendly, above all a man of God,i wish his gentle soul eternal repose in the Lord while wishing his family the fortitude to bear the loss, Jumoke Sanusi
OpeOluwa Oloyede November 21, 2011 at 01:22 AM
I wish I know exactly what to say about Bro. Femi, but the consolation I have is that he was a Christian and a very good one indeed, you will realize this the moment you meet him, he was awesome, someone who looks out for everyone around him. If I continue to go on I am going to use up more than 3 full pages to write about him. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace and I pray that God grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. It is indeed a tragedy. Ha! Bro Femi.
dapo January 18, 2012 at 03:04 PM
My name is dapo olagbaju.can anyone tell me d background of d deceased?dnt knw if he is related to me...gues it happened in. USA?

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