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Sheriff’s Office investigating fatal crash in New Windsor

New Windsor, Carroll County, Maryland; July 9, 2018 ----  On 7/8/2018 at approximately 6:35 pm, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, along with Fire and EMS services, were dispatched to the area of New Windsor Road (MD RT 31) and Coe Drive, New Windsor, MD, for the report of a vehicle collision.  They arrived on scene and located a Jeep Cherokee SUV overturned sitting on the westbound shoulder. 

Preliminary investigation revealed the driver of the Cherokee was traveling east on MD RT 31 just west of Coe Drive at which time the right wheels went off the edge of pavement. The driver over corrected to the left, causing the vehicle to rotate counter clockwise and  sending it across the roadway onto the westbound grassy shoulder. The vehicle then  struck the embankment, causing it to roll. 

The Jeep was occupied by the driver who was later identified as Daniel William Wood, a 23 year old from New Windsor, and five occupants.  The driver was transported to Carroll Hospital Center by EMS Personnel from New Windsor Fire Company, where he was subsequently pronounced deceased.  Three of the passengers, a 21 year old female from Union Bridge, a 21 year old female from Freeland, Maryland, and a 22 year old male from Hampstead, were transported by Maryland State Police helicopters to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. One passenger, a 22 year old male from New Windsor, was transported by ambulance to Sinai Hospital. The fifth passenger was treated and released from the scene. At this time, none of the passenger’s injuries are expected to be life threatening.

Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit members responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation.  Anyone with information, or who may have witnessed the collision,  please contact Cpl Miller at 410-396-5900.


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