A 16-year-old Aberdeen youth was killed about 11 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by a car as he was standing near the intersection of Beechwood Drive and Rte. 1 in University Park, Prince George's County Police said.
James McGuigan, of 3307 Nova Scotia Rd., was pronounced dead at the Wasington Hospital Center after he was transported there by helicopter, police said.
According to police, Gloria Elaine Lucas, 29, of 2917 12th St. NE, Washington, was charged with driving while intoxicated, backing her car while unsafe, and driving without a license in connection with the accident.
Police said that the car was being backed into a driveway when the youth was struck. The car was then rocked back and forth over the youth because, police allege, the driver believed the car was stuck on the curb.
In an unrelated accident, police said that Eugene P. Smith, 17, of 6710 Danford Dr., Clinton, died in a one-car crash at the intersection of Brinkley Road and Joyce Drive in Camp Springs Sunday night.
Smith was a passenger in a car driven by a 17-year-old Clinton youth who police said lost control of the vehicle as he approached the Brinkley Road intersection.
The car skidded about 100 feet through the Brinkley Road intersection, hit a culvert, then struck a tree and overturned before coming to rest right side up in a driveway at 5119 Brinkley Rd., police said. The victim was thrown out of the car when it overturned, police said.
Smith was transported by helicopter to Washington Hospital Center where he died at 4:03 a.m., police said.
The driver of the vehicle and another passenger, Andrew Scherzer, 17, of Clinton, escaped without serious injury, police said.
The driver has been charged with speeding and driving in a negligent manner, according to police.