Belcamp teen dies in New Year's Eve crash in Aberdeen

January 02, 2013

A Belcamp teenager died early New Year's Day after being injured in a crash on Bush Chapel Road in Aberdeen shortly before New Year's Eve became 2013, the Harford County Sheriff's Office reported.

At 11:21 p.m. Dec. 31, Harford County sheriff's deputies responded to the 300 block of Bush Chapel Road in Aberdeen for a report of a motor vehicle collision with entrapment. The sheriff's office investigation revealed that Austin D. Remines, 17, of the 1200 block of Person Place in Belcamp, was driving a 2008 Suzuki Forenza on Bush Chapel Road near the intersection of Mt. Calvary Church Road. As his rounded a curve, Mr. Remines' vehicle was on the yellow center line.

Witnesses told police he steered his vehicle back into its lane, but as he did lost control of his vehicle crossing into the lane of an oncoming car. Mr. Remines' Suzuki collided with a 2008 Toyota Yaris driven by Christopher Radcliffe, 27, of Moyer Drive in Aberdeen. After being extricated from the car, Mr. Remines was taken to Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace by members of the volunteer Aberdeen Fire Department. He was pronounced deceased at 2:18 a.m. from injuries he sustained in the accident.

Mr. Radcliffe was not injured in the crash and no charges will be filed against him. Sheriff's deputies determined both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Mr. Remines' body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Sheriff's Office Spokesman Eddie Hopkins said he did not immediately know where Mr. Remines was coming from or if drugs or alcohol were involved.

"We will have to wait for the toxicology report before we determine if alcohol was involved," he said.

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