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Joppa teen killed in Harford County crash

fatal-crashJOPPA, MD – A Joppa teen is dead following a single-vehicle crash early Friday morning in Harford County.

At just after 1:30 a.m. on May 31, police responded to the scene of a single vehicle on Poole Road, in the area of Cedar Church Road in Darlington.

Upon arrival, officers fond a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe overturned in the northbound lane of Poole Road. The passenger in the vehicle, identified as Jordan Fredrick Maughan, 19, of Joppa, was declared dead at the scene. The driver, identified as Damien Alec Myers, 28, of Havre de Grace, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview for treatment of his injuries.

Detectives have determined that Myers was traveling southbound on Poole Road when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road, striking a tree, before coming to rest on the driver’s side of the vehicle in the roadway.

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Preliminary evidence suggests that alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the crash. The investigation is active and ongoing. No further information is being released at this time.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Harford County Sheriff’s Office at 443-409-3324.

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