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Police: Speeding and alcohol likely factors in crash that hospitalized four teens

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Posted at 3:55 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 15:23:28-04

LOTHIAN, Md. — Anne Arundel County Police say excessive speed and alcohol may have contributed to a Friday crash that landed four teens in the hospital.

It happened around 9 p.m. on Sands Road near Whittington Drive in Lothian.

Police showed up to find a Honda Accord crashed into a tree with multiple occupants trapped.

An investigation revealed the car was speeding around a curve, when it lost control and collided with a telephone pole, which caused the car to roll and hit a tree.

Two trapped passengers, ages 15 and 16 were rescued and taken to a trauma center with life threatening injuries.

On September 29, the 16-year-old boy died from his injuries at the hospital.

The driver and another passenger, each 17, were also sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Anne Arundel County's Traffic Safety Section is handling the investigation and will forward the case to the State's Attorney's Office for any possible charges.