Two men were killed and a third was injured when their car, apparently traveling at more than 100 mph, went off Landover Road in Cheverly and hit two utility poles, Cheverly and Prince George's County police said yesterday.
Thomas Miller, 30, of the 6300 block of Somerset Road, Riverdale, was driving east on Landover Road approaching Cheverly Avenue at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday when the car struck and vaulted the right curb, police said. Cheverly Police Chief Gilbert Jones said the car was going "in excess of 100 miles an hour."
After hitting one utility pole, the car crossed Cheverly Avenue and hit a second, Jones said. He said there were several witnesses to the accident, but that it was not known how long the car had been traveling at high speed.
Miller was pronounced dead at the scene.
The front seat passenger, Roger Sutton, 34, whose residence was listed as only Yorktown Drive in Bowie, was partly thrown from the vehicle, police said. He died slightly more than two hours later in surgery at Prince George's Hospital Center.
Steven Daniel Tolson, 30, of 4510 Farmington Rd., Hyattsville, was thrown clear of the car from the rear passenger's seat, police said, and was taken to Prince George's Hospital Center. Hospital officials said last night they had no record of Tolson, and his condition and whereabouts could not be ascertained.
It could not be determined if the men were wearing seat belts, Jones said. A preliminary investigation indicates that alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash, but Jones said the investigation would not be complete until autopsies are finished.