Teen killed in Kettering crash

Police in Prince George’s County, Maryland, say a teenage girl was killed in a fatal car accident at the intersection of Kettering Drive and Kettering Place Sunday afternoon.

Officers responded to the crash just before 6 p.m. and found five people inside the car.



A female passenger, 17-year-old Janiya Thompson of Upper Marlboro, was taken to the hospital, where she died. The driver and the remaining three passengers were also hospitalized with injuries. 

Police say its preliminary investigation showed that the car was driving westbound on Kettering Drive when it left the roadway and crashed into a tree.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call investigators at 301-731-4422 or submit an anonymous tip to Prince George’s County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477. 

Thompson’s family set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral and burial costs.

A map of the approximate location is included below.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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