Two people whom police believe were not wearing their seat belts were killed and three others were injured Friday night in a single-car crash in Elkridge.

Howard County police say a 2008 Pontiac GT with five occupants crashed into a tree around 8:05 p.m. in the 6200 block of Lawyer's Hill Road. The vehicle was traveling westbound when the driver lost control, crossed the eastbound lanes and struck a tree.

Police said speed appeared to be a factor in the accident.

The front passenger, Jeffrey Ryan Giles, 19, of Linthicum, was pronounced dead at the scene. The rear right passenger, Jonathon Lloyd Deckman, 18, of Severn, was also pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, Dale Kirk Audet II, 18, of Linthicum, was taken by MedEvac to Shock Trauma where he was in critical condition.

The rear center passenger, Alyssa Yi, 18, of Glen Burnie was also taken to Shock Trauma. She was in stable condition.

The rear left passenger, Carlie Davis, 16, of Glen Burnie, was in stable condition at Shock Trauma.

Hanah.cho@baltsun.com

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