Police reports say the teenage driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee may have been guilty of a traffic violation at a Centreville intersection, causing a fatal crash. The juvenile driver survived the rollover motor vehicle accident, but he and another teenager were seriously injured.
A second juvenile passenger in the Grand Cherokee was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the other vehicle involved was hospitalized.
Maryland State Police say the car accident happened just after 7 a.m. on a Friday morning. Reports state the crash took place at the intersection of Routes 304 and 301.
The Jeep was allegedly traveling westbound along Route 304. A Ford pickup truck, with a single occupant, was driving south on Route 301. Police say the Jeep’s driver failed to yield the right of way and was struck on the passenger side by the Ford F-250 truck. The impact of the collision caused the Jeep to flip over and off the roadway. The overturned vehicle came to a rest in a field.
All three people in the Jeep were juveniles. The front-seat passenger died at the crash scene. A back-seat passenger was thrown from the vehicle. The Jeep’s surviving accident victims were transported to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
The identities and medical conditions of the juveniles have not been released.
State troopers say the driver of the Ford pickup, a resident of Dover, Delaware, was taken to Chester River Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The man’s condition is listed as non-life-threatening.