Five children, ages 5 to 15, were killed in a crash early Saturday morning when the vehicle in which they were riding went off the road and struck several trees, according to reports.
None of the children was wearing seat belts, and all five were thrown from the Chrysler Pacifica SUV when it began to spin on the snow-covered ground, according to authorities.
Two adults in the vehicle were injured in the accident, which occurred around 5 a.m. on Route 301 in Bowie, Md.
The driver of the vehicle may have suffered a medical emergency, leading to the crash, Washington's FOX 5 reported.
Both adults were being treated at a local hospital for unspecified injuries. Their medical conditions were not disclosed.