Two young people from Germantown, Maryland, were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash late Saturday in the Clarksburg area of Montgomery County, police say.
Dylan Bansi, 20, and Marryann Hardesty, 18, both died as a result of the crash.
Police say Bansi was driving a 2013 Jeep Wrangler south on Ridge Road (Route 27) at Morning Star Drive when “for reasons still under investigation, the Jeep left the roadway and rolled over several times.”
Police and firefighters responded at about 11:45 p.m., police said.
Hardesty was pronounced dead at the scene. Bansi was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and died there.
"She was a good kid; her dream was that she wanted to be a doctor," said Hardesty's father, Frank Hardesty.
He said the friends were on their way back to Hardesty's home after a birthday dinner for Bansi's father.
Hardesty's parents began to worry when midnight passed with no word from her. But they didn't imagine the worst.
"She's running late. It's no big deal, you know," Frank Hardesty said.
Marryann Hardesty had walked away from a crash just one month earlier. She was driving and hit a utility pole after hydroplaning on a wet road.
Her father said he had planned to buy her a new car.
"I'm heartbroken," he said.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.