Md. Man Dies After Car Leaves Road, Strikes Tree

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    Police have identified the man killed in a single-vehicle crash near his home in Brandywine, Md.

    According to a preliminary investigation, 44-year-old James Townsend was heading northbound on Cherry Tree Crossing Road around 8:40 p.m. Thursday when he left the road near Old Indian Head Highway and struck a tree.

    Police don't know why Townsend's vehicle left the road, but they are looking into whether speed was a factor in the accident.

    Townsend, who lived on Cherry Tree Crossing Road, was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

    Anyone with information that can help police should call 301-306-5640.