Man Killed in Crash Was Speeding, Driving Recklessly, Police Say

Police say a 21-year-old Reisterstown man was speeding when he crashed his car along a busy Anne Arundel road Wednesday evening, killing himself and injuring a 19-year-old passenger. 

Rommel Reyes Benitez was driving in the southbound lanes of Interstate 97 when he crashed near MD-648. Maryland State Police say Benitez was speeding and driving recklessly prior to the crash. 

When Maryland State Troopers arrived at the scene, they found Benitez and the 19-year-old passenger trapped inside the car. 

Both men were taken to the hospital, where Benitez died. The passenger's condition is not known at this time. 

The crash is still under investigation, police said. 

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