Three Harford County residents in their early 20s were killed Saturday night in a crash on Prospect Road, according to Maryland State Police. Two others were taken by helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma.
Police said preliminary investigation indicated Tyler G. Anderson, 21, of Jarrettsville was driving a 2008 Mazda 3 eastbound on Prospect Road when he lost control of the vehicle, which went off-road, became airborne, hit a tree and broke in half upon impact.
A passerby reported seeing a vehicle off the road on MD Route 646 (Prospect Road) near Mill Green Road at 11:29 p.m., according to police.
Anderson was killed, and so were passengers Shawn Ponton, 21, of Jarrettsville and Alexzandria McDowell, 20, of Street. Police said that all three were pronounced dead at the scene.
Two passengers were flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Theresa M. Owensby, 19, of Bel Air, and David E. Clark, 21, of Street, remained at shock trauma Sunday morning.
Prospect Road was closed from midnight to 7:20 a.m. as officials investigated the crash, according to reports from the Maryland Department of Transportation.
Due to the severity of the damage, state police said it has not been determined whether people in the car were wearing seatbelts. At least two people were ejected from the vehicle, police said.
When first responders arrived at the crash site, half of the car was in a ravine 100 feet from the other half.
A cause has not been determined and nothing has been ruled out, Maryland State Police said in a statement issued before noon on Sunday.
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