17-Year-Old Identified as Operator in Fatal Lanham Crash, Passenger Suffers Serious Injuries

July 24, 2023

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that took place Friday morning in Lanham. The deceased driver is 17-year-old Jason Peraza of Lanham.

On July 21, 2023, at approximately 8:10 am, officers responded to the 9100 block of Ardwick Ardmore Road for a single-vehicle collision.

The preliminary investigation revealed Peraza was traveling eastbound on Ardwick Ardmore Road, when for reasons now under investigation, he lost control of his car and ultimately struck a utility pole. He was pronounced dead on scene.

A passenger in Peraza’s car suffered serious injuries in the crash.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device. Please refer to case number 23-0042635.