Brandywine Teen Dead In Single Car Crash - Southern Maryland Headline News

Brandywine Teen Dead In Single Car Crash

WALDORF, Md (November 28, 2007)—A 15-year-old Brandywine girl is dead after an early morning, single car crash in Waldorf this morning. Stephanie Weir, 15, of Brandywine in Charles County, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was a 10th grade student at Thomas Stone High School.

At 7:11 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 15000 block of Poplar Hill Road in Waldorf for a report of a single vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers discovered three teenagers in the vehicle, one of whom was deceased.

Police say their preliminary investigation revealed the vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, was traveling west on Poplar Hill Road when the driver lost control and crossed the center line. The vehicle skidded sideways and its passenger side collided with a tree on the left side of the roadway.

The driver and another passenger sustained serious injuries. They were flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Prince George’s Hospital Center’s Shock Trauma Unit.

As of noon today, the driver is in critical condition and the surviving passenger is in good condition.

The driver is a 17-year-old girl in 12th grade at Thomas Stone High School. The injured passenger is a 16-year-old boy in 11th grade at North Point High School. They both live in the Charles County area of Brandywine. Their names are not being released because they are juveniles.

A portion of Poplar Hill Road remains closed for the investigation. Preliminarily, speed and driver error appear to be factors in the crash.

Cpl. D. Belfield of the Traffic Operations Unit of the Charles County Sheriff's office is investigating.

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