Truck strikes tree, killing 2 men and injuring 2 others in Frederick County

Posted at 8:30 AM, Sep 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-04 08:30:49-04

Two people died after a Ford F-350 pickup crashed into a tree Sunday morning, according to Frederick County police. 

Officers said the accident happened on on I-70 around 6:45 a.m.

One man died at the scene, the other died at the hospital. They were identified as 19-year-old Felix I. Miranda Sanchez and 26-year-old Antonio Lopez Chilel. Sanchez lived in Walkersville. Chilel lived in Frederick.

Maryland State Police said Sanchez and Chilel were riding in the back seat.

The driver, Wilder De La Rosa Zepeda, suffered serious injuries. Passenger Nelson De Paz Tista was treated for minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. Police have not yet determined why the driver lost control of the vehicle.

ABC2 News contributed to this story.