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: COVID-19 In Maryland: 932 New Cases Reported, 11 More Deaths
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: 'An Incredible Therapy' | Hagerstown Doctor Says Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Provides Fast Recoveries For Some COVID Patients
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: Rockville Police Officer, Maryland National Guardsman Daniel Morozewicz Arrested On Child Porn Charge
Police said alcohol was not a factor in the crash. It remains under investigation.