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1 Killed, 2 Hurt in Pickup Truck Crash

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LA PLATA, Md. — The Charles County Sheriff’s Office says the driver was killed and his two passengers were hurt when a pickup truck hit a tree in La Plata.

It happened about 7:30 p.m. Friday on Turkey Hill Road. Deputies say a truck driven by 22-year-old Gabriel William Maxwell of Waldorf was traveling south when Maxwell lost control of the vehicle near a sharp curve and hit a tree.

Maxwell was pronounced dead at the scene. Two teenage passengers were taken to hospitals. Deputies say one was admitted in critical condition.

The accident is under investigation.

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