SEAT PLEASANT, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - Three people are dead and another seriously injured after a violent crash in Prince George's County on Sunday, according to officials. Police say no one in the car was wearing a seat belt.
The Prince George’s County Police Department said the single-car crash happened at about 4 a.m. on Glen Willow Drive at Martin Luther King Jr. Highway in Seat Pleasant.
Investigators said the vehicle left the roadway, hit an embankment and overturned. The vehicle also hit a nearby apartment complex sign as it left the roadway, spreading debris into the street.
Officials confirmed three adults were killed and a fourth adult was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.
Investigators say they don’t believe the car was speeding, but no one inside was buckled.
"The tragedy this morning could have been mitigated if the occupants of the vehicle would have been wearing seatbelts," said Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski.
Investigators said they were working to determine the cause of the crash and identify the victims.
"My message to my community, please please please don’t drive distracted, put the cell phone down. And please wear your seatbelt," said Stawinski.