Prince George’s County Activist Killed in Car Crash

imageMr. Greg Hall

Businessman and Prince George’s County community activist Gregory Hall died Monday after a car crash in Capitol Heights, Maryland.

Hall, 45, was driving on the 8700 block of Walker Mill Road about 2:50 a.m. when an SUV smashed into his car, Prince George’s County police said according to the information received via Washington Post.

According to a preliminary investigation, a driver in an SUV headed eastbound veered into oncoming traffic, striking Hall’s westbound car heads on. The SUV then sideswiped a third vehicle, police said.

Hall was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the SUV remained at the scene. Investigators are looking into whether alcohol or the driver’s speed was a factor.

The Democratic Central Committee nominated Hall for the Maryland 24th District delegate seat in 2012, but that selection came under question because of drug and gun charges Hall faced decades ago after he was accused of being a drug dealer.

“Hall believed in second chances and wanted everyone to have the same opportunity to get ahead in life,” State Sen. Victor Ramirez (D-Prince George’s) told The Washington Post. “Greg was special and he was going to advocate for what he believed in … In his own way, he pushed all of us to be better.”

Before Mr. Hall passed on, he spoke strongly about the cartels which denied him a second chance within the state court system to be a state delegate after former Governor Martin O’Malley appeared to have influenced the court while Mr. O’Malley appeared to have been engaged in public corruption himself. It is a shame for this to happen now. He seemed to have gotten his life together and was a guiding light to young men in the community.

Reform Sasscer movement secretariat is shocked and saddened by his passing. Mr. Hall was a husband and father and married to a Prince George’s County Public Schools – (PGCPS) Principal. He has young children in the school system. Therefore, He was also a PGCPS parent. Condolences to the family and friends. This is truly a Horrible tragedy.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call police at 301-731-4422.

McCartney

HANDOUT PHOTO: Prince George’s political activist Gregory Hall, left, with Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) at a political rally at Prince George’s Community College in 2010. At the time, Hall was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for a seat in the House of Delegates, representing District 24. Hall came in second in the primary, behind Tiffany Alston. (Courtesy of Larry Stafford )

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