A 17-year-old male was killed Monday morning in car crash on Route 155 in Churchville, Maryland State Police said.
James Pope, 17, of Bel Air, was driving a 2001 Toyota 4Runner west on Level Road around 5:45 a.m. when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle ran off the road and hit a tree, according to state police.
Pope was pronounced deceased at the scene, police said. There were no passengers in the vehicle.
Level Road was closed for approximately 2 1/2 hours while troopers conducted their investigation, which is ongoing.
Teenager dies in early morning crash