Two elderly people were killed yesterday when their car left Interstate 495 near College Park, went down an embankment and crashed head-on into a tree, Maryland State Police reported.
They said the deaths brought to 113 the number of people killed on Maryland roads so far this year, compared with 120 at the same time last year.
Police said that about 2:50 p.m., Yun Sam Park, 77, of the 8000 block of Wingate Drive in Glen Dale, Prince George's County, was driving a 1990 Oldsmobile south on I-495 near Interstate 95 when the car drifted off the wet pavement, went down an embankment and crashed head-on into a tree.
Mr. Park and his wife, Keun Won Park, 75, were pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital, police said.
They said an investigation is continuing to determine the cause of the accident.