A 17-year-old boy is dead, and his twin brother is in critical condition, following a two-car accident in Prince George’s County on October 28. Alex Edward Cole of Upper Marlboro died when the car his twin brother, Aaron, was driving veered into oncoming traffic and hit another car. Details of the fatal Maryland auto accident are as follows:
A fatal accident occurred the evening of Monday, October 28. Aaron Cole was driving a Hyundai along Ritchie Marlboro Road a little after 7 p.m. News accounts differ as to which direction he was traveling, but what is clear is that for an unknown reason, Aaron lost control of the vehicle and crossed the centerline near Brown Station Road. The Hyundai crashed head-on into oncoming traffic.
Alex was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Aaron was rushed to the hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Another 17-year-old boy and a young man in his 20s were in the car with the Cole brothers. They were both seriously injured, as was the woman driving the other vehicle. Prince George’s County police are still investigating the circumstances of the crash. A preliminary investigation shows that speed may have been a factor in the crash.
The Cole twins graduated from Wise High School this past spring, and their two passengers were from Wise High School, as well. We express our deepest condolences to the Cole family in their time of grief and wish a speedy recovery to Aaron and the others injured in this unfortunate accident.