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Damascus Teen Killed in Crash


A Damascus teen was killed early Sunday morning when his vehicle struck a telephone pole on Damascus Road.

Montgomery County Police say, Jeffery Mark Thornton, 19, of 26100 block of Kings Valley Road in Damascus was killed this morning, when the 2006 Cadillac CTS he was driving struck a telephone pole in the 8100 block of Damascus Road. He was the sole passenger in the vehicle.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department - Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a collision. Police say an off-duty Montgomery County police officer came across the collision at approximately 5:07 Sunday morning. According to police, a preliminary investigation has revealed that the Cadillac was traveling east on Damascus Road. For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a telephone pole near Jarl Drive and Damascus Road. The driver succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Pete Piringer, senior spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service said the vehicle struck the utility pole and the impact sheared off the pole breaking into two places, and downing wires in the area. First Energy is reporting that about 20 customers in the area of the accident are still without power shortly before noon.

MCPD closed Damascus Road between Jarl Drive and Mullinix Road as they conducted an investigation. MCPD said that this collision remained under investigation. Anyone who witnessed this collision is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Caption: The scene of the fatal accident on Damascus Road this morning.

Photo courtesy MCFRS

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