Former Walkersville High student killed in car crash

Former Walkersville High student killed in car crash

A Keymar teenager was killed and another teen was seriously injured in a one-car motor vehicle accident. Maryland State Police say the driver, who graduated from Walkersville High School recently, was likely speeding. Investigators say the crash occurred along Good Intent Road between Woodsboro and Keymar at about 11 a.m. when the driver lost control.

Law enforcement authorities report that neither the driver who was killed nor the 16-year-old passenger was wearing a seat belt at the time of the car accident. State police indicated that both teenage occupants were ejected from the car.

Accident investigators are trying to piece together what happened during the fatal accident near Johnsville. State police think the car sped off the roadway and careened over railroad tracks. As the vehicle crashed down an embankment, it struck a number of trees before flipping over.

Emergency medical responders transported both accident victims to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where the female driver was pronounced dead. The unidentified teenage passenger survived the accident and is said to be in stable condition.

Initial investigative reports indicate that driver error and speed were the reasons that the driver veered off the roadway. No eyewitnesses have come forward to provide information about the crash.

Another single-vehicle traffic accident took the life of a Walkersville High student earlier this summer. In late July, a 16-year-old lost her life in an accident on Renner Road near Woodsboro. District officials have set up counseling services at the high school for students returning for the new academic year.

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