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Deputies find crack after crash

First, Harford County Sheriff deputies tried to stop a black 1993 Lexus on Route 40.

The driver refused to stop, crashed into a barrier, then a sign, and then went into the opposite lane of traffic. There, it collided with a Honda Accord with four people in the vehicle. In the wreckage, deputies said they found crack cocaine.

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A person is in custody pending formal charges.

Read full details from a police statement:

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On Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at approximately 9:15pm, a Harford County Sheriff's Office deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle  traveling westbound on SR40 just south of Abingdon Road.  Before the deputy could affect a traffic stop, the suspect's vehicle, a 1993 black Lexus, crashed into the barrier wall, hit a traffic sign and went airborne into the eastbound side of SR40 striking a 2006 Honda Accord, with four occupants, which was traveling in the eastbound lane of SR40.

The suspect then fled from his severely damaged vehicle. In less than 15 minutes, Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies took the suspect into custody without incident.  The suspect was transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center by Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company and treated for non life threatening injuries. Deputies recovered several grams of crack cocaine near the suspect's damaged vehicle

Rescue workers from Joppa/ Magnolia Fire Company and Abingdon Fire Company extricated the occupants, two adults and two children from the 2006 Honda Accord.   The accident victims were transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Both vehicles were totaled as a result of the accident and had to be towed away from the scene.  SR40 was closed to traffic from Abingdon Road to Sand Pebble Road for approximately an hour for clean up due to the accident.

The investigation is ongoing and several criminal and traffic related charges are pending on the suspect at this time.

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