Pa. man killed, brother injured in Kent County crash

September 09, 2007|By Greg Garland

A Pennsylvania man was killed and his brother was seriously injured in a single-car crash in Kent County early yesterday, Maryland State Police said.

Police said James J. Jeffcoat, 24, was traveling south about 3 a.m. in a 1989 Taurus on Route 445, just north of Eastern Neck Island Bridge in Rock Hall, when the vehicle left the highway and overturned in a field.

Jeffcoat, a resident of Boothwyn, Pa., and his brother, Ron J. Jeffcoat, 20, who lives in Upper Darby, Pa., and was a passenger, were both thrown from the car, police said.

Ron Jeffcoat was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

His brother was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment of serious injuries, police said.

Speed and alcohol were factors in the crash, according to police.

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