Two Harford teens killed when car hits utility pole Driver loses control of vehicle at curve on Norrisville Road

July 15, 1996|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

Two Harford County teen-agers were killed early yesterday when their car went out of control at a curve on Norrisville Road in White Hall and struck a utility pole, state police said.

Pronounced dead at Fallston General Hospital shortly after the 12: 53 a.m. accident was the driver, James Roswell Weston, 17, of the 1300 block of North Bend Road, Jarrettsville, and his passenger, Drew Bradfond Scott, also 17, of the 1600 block of bTC Jarrettsville Road, also in Jarrettsville.

Police said they found evidence that alcohol may have contributed to the crash.

They said that the accident remains under investigation.

John Ayres, a neighbor of Weston's family and one of several firefighters who responded to the accident scene, said Weston was a junior at North Harford High School, where he played lacrosse and several other sports.

Efforts to reach friends of Scott's family were unsuccessful.

Police said Weston was driving a 1990 Subaru southbound in the 4500 block of Norrisville Road near Old York Road at a high rate of speed shortly before 1 a.m., when he lost control of the car while trying to maneuver a curve.

The car, police said, crossed the center line and crashed into a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. utility pole.

Police said the driver was ejected from the vehicle and that Scott was trapped inside for several minutes before firefighters were able to remove him.

Both occupants, police said, were taken by ambulance to the hospital, where each died from multiple internal injuries.

Pub Date: 7/15/96

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