South County Crash Kills Driver, Passenger: Police


The Anne Arundel County Police Department said Jason Jose Solano of Rockville and Christian Alvarado of Lanham died Sunday in a Shady Side car crash. An Anne Arundel County police car is pictured above on a different day. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

SHADY SIDE, MD - Two people died Sunday in a Shady Side car crash, police said.

Officers identified the victims as 24-year-old Jason Jose Solano of Rockville and 27-year-old Christian Alvarado of Lanham.

Solano was the driver and Alvarado was the passenger in a 2022 Toyota RAV4, authorities said.

Police said the SUV was heading east on Shady Side Road at Deep Cove Road around 11:10 a.m.

A press release said the car "went off the right side of the road into a drainage ditch, striking a fence and a BGE pole."

The victims were pronounced dead on the scene, officers said.

Authorities are still investigating, and they have not yet said what caused the wreck.

Investigators asked anybody with information to call (410) 222-4700.

A post on X, formerly known as Twitter, said the roadway was closed in both directions until about 9 p.m.

This map shows the area where the Anne Arundel County Police Department said the crash happened.

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