Police say alcohol and speed may have contributed to a fatal single-vehicle crash in Harford County early Friday morning that left a Joppa teen dead.
Harford County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene around 1:35 a.m. to find an overturned 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe in the northbound lane of Poole Road, near Cedar Church Road in Street.
Jordan Frederick Maughan, 19, a passenger, was declared dead at the scene, shortly after police arrived.
The driver of the Tahoe, Damien Alec Myers, 28, of Havre de Grace, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview for treatment of his injuries suffered in the crash.
Myers was traveling south on Poole Road when the Tahoe ran off the right side of the road, striking a tree, coming to rest on the driver’s side of the vehicle, according to the preliminary information gathered at the scene.
The Harford County Sheriff’s Crash Team is conducting the investigation to determine the cause and circumstances of the crash. Preliminary evidence suggests alcohol and speed were contributing factors, police said.
No charges related to the crash have been filed as of Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Cristie Hopkins said the States Attorney’s Office will review information gathered in the investigation to determine whether charges will be filed. The sheriff’s office is still waiting on autopsy and blood kit results before sending the case to the state’s attorney to review, she said.
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Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who has any additional information regarding the incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office traffic unit at 443-409-3324.