Hyattsville boy, 17, dies in Route 1 crash in Beltsville

A 17-year-old Hyattsville boy is dead and another is hospitalized after a crash Tuesday night on U.S. 1 in Beltsville, Maryland.

Maryland State Police identified the driver who died as Lester Omar Perez-Solis, of Hyattsville.

The other 17-year-old boy was taken to the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center for treatment of his injuries.

Police said the 2008 Honda Civic the two were in went off the right shoulder of southbound Route 1 near Ritz Way around 10:45 p.m. The car struck a telephone pole and a billboard support pole before stopping.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Investigators say that alcohol was not a factor.

Southbound Route 1 was temporarily closed as police investigated.

Colleen Kelleher

Colleen Kelleher is an award-winning journalist who has been with WTOP since 1996. Kelleher joined WTOP as the afternoon radio writer and night and weekend editor and made the move to in 2001. Now she works early mornings as the site's Senior Digital Editor.

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