Upper Marlboro Man Dies After Car Crashes into Restaurant

Prince George’s County

by: The Associated Press and AFRO Staff
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A Black man has died a week after he was hit by a car that plowed into a restaurant in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C.

A car crashed into an Upper Marlboro, Md. restaurant on Oct. 24. Isiah Pugh (center) was pronounced dead from his injuries on Oct. 31. (Courtesy Photo)

Prince George’s County Police said in a statement that 73-year-old Isiah Pugh of Oxon Hill died Oct. 31. Pugh was a Scouter and Patuxent District Commissioner for the National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.

“The last conversation I had with Isaiah was about Scouting. He spoke about how proud he was of the job his Commissioner team was doing in their role supporting the 3,000 Scouts in our District.,” Judge C. Philip Nichols, who was the Patuxent District chair, said in a statement on the organization’s website.

Pugh was one of six people taken to hospitals after the afternoon crash on Oct. 24.

A car crashed into an Upper Marlboro, Md. restaurant on Oct. 24. One man was pronounced dead from his injuries on Oct. 31.. (Courtesy Prince George’s County Fire/EMS)

Police say the driver of a car heading southbound on Old Crain Highway in Upper Marlboro tried to make a left turn onto Marlboro Pike. The driver lost control of the vehicle and struck the side of Babes Boys Tavern.

The crash remains under investigation.

The AFRO contributed to this article.

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