Two people are dead and another person has critical injuries after a Peapod grocery truck struck a car in Silver Spring, Maryland, early Saturday morning, police say.
The truck was going southbound on New Hampshire Avenue before 6 a.m. when it struck a 1997 Toyota Corolla that was making a left turn onto Northampton Drive, Montgomery County police said.
The man driving the Corolla died at the scene of the crash, police said. Medics took a woman passenger to a local hospital, where she later died.
Another man who was a passenger inside the Corolla is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.
The driver of the Peapod truck, James Richard Bailey Jr., was not injured.
Peapod is a grocery delivery service that has a partnership with Giant Foods stores in the D.C. region.
A Peapod spokesperson issued the following statement about the crash:
"We are aware of this unfortunate situation. We are fully cooperating with local authorities and have placed the driver on administrative leave during the investigation. Our thoughts are with those involved."
Police are investigating the crash and asked that anyone with information call 240-773-6620.
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