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Manchester crash leaves two with injuries, one could be life threatening

A crash on Md. 496 left a man with potential life-threatening injuries, according to Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

A driver and passenger were injured in a collision close to midnight on Tuesday on Bachmans Valley Road and Danlyn Drive in Manchester. The crash caused a telephone pole to go down and all lanes to be temporarily closed.

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Police said the initial investigation found a 20-year-old man of Westminster drove a Subaru Outback south on Bachmans Valley Road near Danlyn Drive. His vehicle left the roadway, struck a telephone pole and overturned, and the driver was ejected from the vehicle, according to a news release from Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

The release states the driver was accompanied by a 21-year-old Westminster man who was also injured. The driver was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries and the passenger was taken to York Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the release states.

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Major Charles Rapp with the sheriff’s office said the driver underwent surgery and police will not be able to interview the two until tomorrow.

He said there were “heavy yaw marks” on the road, Rapp said, which led police to assume speed was a factor. He said the driver could have lost control of the car and slid sideways on the road when braking. He said the accident is still under investigation.

Rapp said all lanes were reopened before the morning rush.

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