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(FORESTVILLE, Md,) – Maryland State Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left one person dead and injured another late Wednesday evening in Prince George’s County.
Shortly before 11 p.m. on Wednesday, troopers from the Forestville Barrack responded to northbound I-495 in the area of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge on a report of a vehicle crash. According to a preliminary report, the victims were parked on the right shoulder of the highway for what appeared to be trouble with their vehicle, a Mazda Miata.
Investigators believe that a Nissan Pathfinder, which was traveling north on I-495, traveled into the right shoulder and struck the Miata along with the victims, Christian Guerreiro, 21, and Ryan Eades, 20, both of Washington, D.C. The driver of the Pathfinder left the scene and exited the vehicle a short time later. Guerreiro was declared deceased at the scene, while Eades was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia for treatment of his injuries.
A suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Forestville Barrack for questioning. The suspect is not being identified at this time as charges have not yet been filed.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash. The Maryland State Police CRASH Team is leading the investigation. Anyone who witnessed this crash is urged to contact the Forestville Barrack at 301-568-8101. Calls may remain confidential.