St. Mary's car crash leaves one dead

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Police are investigating a fatal collision that took place in Mechanicsville, Md., in St. Mary's County early Saturday morning.

The crash took place on North Sandgates Lane in the area of Sandgates Trail Lane in Mechanicsville, Md.

At around 2:30 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a single-vehicle crash on North Sandgates Road.

The vehicle skidded off the roadway and struck two large utility poles, according to Maryland State Police. The driver has been identified as 21-year-old Kelly Marie Cox of Accokeek, Md. Cox, along with passenger Patricia Dawn Hampton, 23, of Mechanicsville, were transported to Prince George's Shock Trauma with non-life-threatening injuries.

Brittany Lynn Lanham, 23, of Mechanicsville, was pronounced dead on the scene.

There was no indication that anyone in the car was wearing a seatbelt, according to police.

The collision is still currently under police investigation.


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