Prince George’s police say Beltsville man died in Tuesday’s fatal crash

June 20, 2014

Prince George’s County police identified the man who died in a crash this week as a 60-year-old Beltsville man.

On Friday, authorities said that Joseph Stone Peterson was the driver of an SUV that struck a tree in Upper Marlboro on June 17 near the 11200 block of Croom Road.

While travelling south on Croom Road, Peterson lost control of his SUV about 2:15 p.m., police said. It is unclear what caused the crash, and no other passengers or cars were involved, authorities said.

Peterson was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after, authorities said.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call 301-731-4422.

Lynh Bui is a Prince George's County public safety reporter and former Montgomery County education reporter.
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