2 men die after SUV crashes into pole

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MONTGOMERY CO. – Two men died after an SUV crashed into a utility pole Sunday morning in Silver Spring.

Police officers and Fire and Rescue officers responded to a report of a collision on University Boulevard West at Royalton Road near the Four Corners area of Silver Spring.  First responders located a black 2015 Lexus RX 350 SUV that had struck a utility pole.

The 24-year-old driver, identified as Leonel Gonzales of Silver Spring, and 28-year-old passenger, identified as Hodimyr Gonzales of Silver Spring, had succumbed to their injuries at the scene, officials say.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the SUV was traveling east on University Boulevard approaching Royalton Road and left the roadway, striking a utility pole.  Investigators believe that the vehicle’s speed could have contributed to the collision.

This remains an ongoing investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to contact CRU investigators at 240.773.6620.