Harford County teen killed, 2 people injured in SUV crash

January 01, 2008|By Richard Irwin

A Harford County teenager died Friday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle accident Dec. 23 in Bel Air, the county sheriff's office said in a news release. Two passengers in the car he was driving were injured and a third escaped injury.

Kevin Matthew Rutherford, 17, of the 2200 block of Shetland Way in Bel Air was driving a 2004 Isuzu Ascender sport utility vehicle north on West Ring Factory Road near Somerville Road about 3:15 p.m. at an excessive speed during a heavy rain when he lost control of the vehicle and it crashed into trees along the roadway, said Sgt. Christina Presberry in the release.

Despite wearing a seat belt, Rutherford suffered injuries that contributed to his death, Presberry said. The front-seat passenger, a 17-year-old boy, was in good condition at Bayview. One back-seat passenger was treated at Bayview and released. The other was not hurt.

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