Two men are dead following a crash in southern Anne Arundel County that closed Shady Side Road for most of Sunday afternoon, according to police.
Anne Arundel County Police said they responded to the crash, which involved a car and a utility pole, Sunday morning at the intersection of Shady Side Road and Browns Way. The department later posted on X, formerly Twitter, that two people had died.
In a Monday news release, the department said the 2022 Toyota Rav4′s driver, 24-year-old Jason Jose Solano, of Rockville, and his passenger, Christian Alvarado, 27, of Lanham, died at the scene.
The SUV was traveling east when it went off the right side of the road and into a drainage ditch, striking a fence and the utility pole, police said.
Shady Side Road was closed into Sunday night as police investigated and Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. repaired the pole.