Pedestrian flown to shock trauma with significant injuries

A 27-year-old pedestrian was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center after a car struck him while he was crossing a road Friday night in Westminster, according to a Maryland State Police news release.

As of about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jason Joseph Triplett, of no fixed address, was in critical condition, according to shock trauma spokeswoman Karen Warmkessel.

At 8:05 p.m. Friday, troopers responded to a serious motor vehicle collision westbound on Md. 140 at Cranberry Road, the release states.

An initial investigation shows that a blue 2005 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Sotero Occiano Arce, 68, of Westminster, was traveling westbound on Md. 140 at Cranberry Road. The car proceeded through the intersection and struck a pedestrian, the release states.

Triplett sustained significant injuries and Westminster fire company emergency personnel treated him at the scene. He was then flown to shock trauma, the release states.

Arce did not receive any injuries, according to the release.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office and Westminster Police Department assisted Maryland State Police. The Maryland State Highway Administration helped close the road for about two hours for the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information is asked to call Trooper Snedeker at 410-386-3000. The investigation is ongoing.