LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — The Charles County Sheriff’s Office says the driver was killed and his two passengers were hurt when a pickup truck hit a tree in La Plata.

It happened about 7:30 p.m. Friday on Turkey Hill Road. Deputies say a truck driven by Gabriel William Maxwell of Waldorf was traveling south when Maxwell lost control of the vehicle near a sharp curve and hit a tree.

Maxwell, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two teenage passengers were taken to hospitals. Deputies say one was admitted in critical condition.

The accident is under investigation.

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