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Police ID men killed in Route 1 crash

Police have identified the two people killed in a fiery, head-on collision on Route 1 in the Beltsville area last week as Donte Pindell, 31, of Forestville, and Stephan White, 31, of District Heights, authorities said.

Pindell and White were traveling together on Route 1 near Powder Mill Road in a Chevrolet Camaro when their car veered across the double yellow lines and into a tow truck headed the opposite way, police said. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene, and the tow truck driver was taken to the hospital with injuries not thought to be life threatening, police said.

The crash occurred just after 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Police said Pindell was driving the Camaro. It remains unclear why he veered into oncoming traffic.

Matt Zapotosky covers the federal district courthouse in Alexandria, where he tries to break news from a windowless office in which he is not allowed to bring his cell phone.


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