Driver dies after losing control and hitting billboard

FORESTVILLE, Md. (WMAR) - A man is dead after police say he lost control of his car and drove into a State Highway Administration electronic billboard. 

Police say Jerome Sligh, 35, was speeding while driving northbound on I-495, south of D'Arcy Road shortly after midnight. While changing lanes, police believe Sligh lost control and drove onto the left shoulder, off the road, and crashed into the billboard. 

The car overturned and police found it in the median of the road next to the guardrail. Sligh was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Lanes were closed for three hours while police investigated and cleaned up the crash. Alcohol is not a factor at this time. 

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