Alcohol, speed, error suspected in fatal car crash in Harford Victims, both 17, from Jarrettsville

July 16, 1996|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF

Alcohol, speed and driver error are the suspected causes of the Sunday morning accident that killed two Harford County teen-agers, state police said yesterday.

James R. Weston, 17, of the 1300 block of North Bend Road in Jarrettsville and Drew B. Scott, 17, of the 1600 block of Jarrettsville Road, also in Jarrettsville, were pronounced dead shortly after the 1: 53 a.m. accident.

The accident is under investigation and police are waiting for a medical examiner's report, said Michael McKelvin, state police spokesman.

According to police, Weston, a graduate of North Harford High School, was driving a 1990 Subaru southbound in the 4500 block of Norrisville Road near Old York Road when he lost control of the car around a curve.

The car crossed the center line and crashed into a utility pole, state police said. Weston was thrown from the car; Scott was trapped inside until firefighters were able to remove him.

Both were taken to Fallston General Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Police said they found evidence that alcohol may have contributed to the crash, but would not give details.

Forest Wiest, North Harford High School vice principal, said James Weston played varsity lacrosse and graduated in May.

Services for Weston are scheduled at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Evans Funeral Home in Forestville, his sister Dina Weston said.

Scott's family could not be reached for comment.

Pub Date: 7/16/96

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