St. Mary's car crash leaves one dead

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

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

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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