UPDATE: 3 Dead After Prospect Road Crash

The accident took place late Saturday night in northern Harford County.

UPDATED (12:05 p.m.)—Maryland State Police have identified the victims of the crash. Read more here.
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UPDATED (6:10 a.m.)—Three people were killed and two others were injured when their vehicle went off a road in northern Harford County, hit a tree and broke in half Saturday night.

The single-vehicle accident took place near the intersection of Prospect and Mill Green roads near Street, just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

The identities of the victims have not been revealed, pending notification of family, according to a news release from Maryland State Police. However, police said the victims—two males and a female—appear to have been friends, in their late teens to early 20s, from Harford and Baltimore counties.

The release stated the initial investigation indicated the vehicle was traveling east on Prospect Road when it left the road, went airborne and struck a tree. The impact broke the vehicle in half. One section of the vehicle fell "into a deep ravine and was about 100 feet from the other half of the car," police said.

The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known and the incident remained under investigation Sunday morning.

A male and female survived the crash and were flown by two Maryland State Police helicopters to Maryland Shock Trauma.

Troopers said that there is no indication that alcohol was a factor in the crash. The release stated that because of the severity of the damage to the vehicle, police haven't been able to determine if occupants were wearing seat belts.

Crash investigators anticipated remaining at the scene until at least 7 or 8 a.m. Sunday.

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Patch initially reported that at least two people were ejected from the 2008 Mazda at the time of the crash, and a Maryland State Police helicopter was called in to assist with medical transport, according to a state police spokesman.

Cpl. Dudek of the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack said that as of 12:30 a.m., police were investigating whether anyone was deceased.

Emergency dispatchers received a call that a vehicle had gone off the road on MD Route 646 at approximately 11:29 p.m. Saturday, said Dudek. First responders found the vehicle had been severed, police said.

As of 11:35 p.m., Prospect Road (MD 646) was closed, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. Police said at 12:30 a.m. Sunday that Route 646 would be closed between 136 and 543 for the investigation.

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Hazzard Native November 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM
This is very sad. And before anyone on here makes assumptions about cell phones, alcohol, etc., let's just please pray for the families and survivors.
Lauren November 18, 2012 at 01:01 PM
So terribly sad... Prayers for everyone involved.
S.L. Stine November 18, 2012 at 03:31 PM
My most heartfelt sympathies for the families.
Hollee Sifford November 18, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Well alcohol or drugs anymore is not the only possibility just the "THRILL" of how fast they can get the vehicle to go is "EXCITING" to these young drivers:(I am sooo sad for the families of these young people and my prayers go out to all involved.I can't imagine how difficult it had to be for the first responders.
Samantha jones November 18, 2012 at 03:51 PM
It doesn't matter why it happened anymore it did, their fault or not its a deep loss for a small community and will ripple through our county. My deepest thoughts and prayers to all those impacted
Kevin Aylward November 18, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Something like this seems to happen in every generation. It's always tragic, always senseless and horribly sad. My heart is just plain sick for the families of these young people! The first responders are traumatised every time. The driving instructers try to prevent it. And yet it continues to happen. How do we stop it? That is what we need to ask ourselves.
Amy November 18, 2012 at 04:24 PM
I wouldn't assume that, even. Maybe they swerved to avoid another car, or a deer. Maybe the driver had a medical problem that caused it. That information has not been disclosed.
j.walsh November 18, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Kids think there invinceable its so sad my thoughts n prayers go out to the families
Deborah Cornett November 18, 2012 at 05:00 PM
To everyone that saw a picture of my daughter posted to this story please know that it was a terrible mistake I made while trying to repost pictures. Please know that she is ok...however to the families that this did affect my deepest sympathy. I by no means meant any disrespect. My prayers go out to you and your family and friends and may God be with you
kelly November 18, 2012 at 05:07 PM
very sad and heartbroke to hear this, we knew one of the victims of this accident. prayers and thoughts to the families of all involved.
Carole Taylor November 18, 2012 at 06:02 PM
This breaks my heart. I cant magine losing a child. My thoughts and prayers go to the families .
sunshine110 November 18, 2012 at 06:08 PM
My deepest sympathy to the families involved. My heart aches for you with this tragic loss. Prayers for healing for the survivors.
Damon Gray November 18, 2012 at 09:25 PM
I have known the family of the driver since way before he was born. Although I live in N.C. I saw them most every year. A mutual friend just called and gave me the news. I am so saddened by this for all of the families involved and my families prayers go out to all involved.
Angela M Anderson November 18, 2012 at 11:32 PM
I know a child with that name...anyone know if he was a twin?????
Angela M Anderson November 18, 2012 at 11:34 PM
was Tyler a twin??? with a brother named Joey??
benjamin colon November 19, 2012 at 05:02 AM
I knew Tyler and his mom. I'm in total shock. Not just for the Andersons but for everyone involved. I have kids myself and Can't imagine this happening to me. This is a horrible day for me.
benjamin colon November 19, 2012 at 05:03 AM
Not to my knowledge
Debbie November 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM
my best friend was very close to Tyler and this affects so many people. I can't imagine what his mom is going through. I am scared every time my daughter gets behind the wheel, guess I always will. My prayers go out to all, the ones who were lost and the ones left behind with the pain.
Debbie November 19, 2012 at 12:50 PM
bless you
Sharon November 19, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Havi.ng lost a sibling to this very same thing, it saddens my heart that it happened and also for the families of these children. Please pray for all of them
DR070455 November 20, 2012 at 02:02 PM
I'm Tyler's Godmother and good friends with his Mom, Ann, I have never experienced such sadness in my life except for when my Dad died. Young adults leaving this world so early is so not fair. Ty's parents are grieving deeply as well as the rest of us. And no Tyler did not have a twin, he was an only child.
DR070455 November 20, 2012 at 02:03 PM
No, Tyler was an only child. I'm his Godmother.
Sandy Brown November 24, 2012 at 03:41 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with Tyler, his friends and their families. As a client of Jarrettsville Vet, I saw Tyler many times. Tyler always had a smile on his face and took the time to say hello. I found him to be a really genuinely nice person as I am sure his friends were too. May God give everyone the strength needed during this very difficult time.


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