Teen Remains Critical After Collision at Mt. Hebron

Jeffrey Sinclair's condition has not changed. Four other victims have been released from the hospital.

An 18-year-old Ellicott City student remains in critical condition from injuries received in a two-vehicle collision near Mt. Hebron High School, according to Howard County police.  

Four other students also were injured in the collision, police said.

Investigators said Jeffrey Conner Sinclair, 18, was driving a Honda Civic at about 2:20 p.m. The preliminary investigation indicated Sinclair pulled out of a Mt. Hebron parking lot directly into the path of a Mack truck. 

According to police, also in the Civic were: Justyn Richard Alexander, 17, front seat; Michael Dennis Brooks, 15; Elisha Shannon Brown, 17; and Urek Ali Bradshaw, 16.  

The four passengers, who police said were all males, were taken to Howard County General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. They were released yesterday, according to a Howard County General Hospital spokesperson Sharon Sopp. 

Police say it is not yet clear whether the teens were wearing seat belts.

A 43-year-old man from Sykesville was driving the truck, which is owned by a tree removal service, according to police. He was not injured.

The man was driving west on Route 99, according to police; it has not yet been determined whether the Honda was turning right or left out of the parking lot.  

Route 99 eastbound was closed for several hours while police investigated the collision; as of 5:30 p.m., it was re-opened 

Police have not issued any citations; the investigation is ongoing.  

number9dream January 04, 2013 at 06:17 PM
That's a total bummer man. I actually had a nightmare last night thanks to this story.


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