A local teenager died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 270 Wednesday, Maryland State police said.
Police identified the 17-year-old as Joshua Lee “Josh” Snyder, a senior at Northwest High School.
“For those of you who knew Josh, we ask that you remember and celebrate his life,” wrote Principal Jimmy D’Andrea, in a letter to families and students. “He was a very kind, hard-working individual who had a positive impact on all of those around him, and he will be deeply missed.”
Snyder was a member of the school wrestling team. He was a member of the Northwest cross-country team his junior year, teacher and cross-country coach Robert Youngblood confirmed.
Snyder was heading south on I-270, south of Montrose Road, in a silver Buick Century Wednesday afternoon when his vehicle veered out of the left-most lane and onto the left shoulder. His vehicle hit an unoccupied White Ford E450 Box Truck.
According to Maryland State Police Rockville Barrack, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel determined that Snyder died at the scene of the crash.
Police said alcohol use did not appear to be a factor in the crash.
Corporal Norman of the Maryland State Police said Derwood resident Javier Zerpa-Bernal owns the box truck.