BELTSVILLE, MD. (WJZ) — A 17-year-old boy was killed and another was injured in a crash late Tuesday night in Prince George’s County.
Maryland State police troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash in the area of southbound U.S. Route 1 and Ritz Way in Beltsville.READ MORE: Family Believes Shark Bit 12-Year-Old Girl In Ocean City, Official Says Incident 'Wasn't An Attack'
Police learned that 17-year-old Lester Omar Perez-Solis, of Hyattsville, and another 17-year-old boy were driving on Route 1 when for unknown reasons their car went off the right shoulder.READ MORE: Korryn Gaines Estate Reaches $3M Partial Settlement; Legal Claims For Son Kodi Left Unsettled
The car struck a telephone pole and a billboard support pole before it stopped.
Perez-Solis was declared dead at the scene. The 17-year-old passenger was taken to University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center to get his injuries treated.MORE NEWS: At Baltimore School, U.S. Education Secretary Urges People Put Aside ‘Mask Fatigue’ and ‘Politics’ and Bring Students Back To Classrooms
Police said alcohol was not a factor in the crash. It remains under investigation.