MARYLAND: Speed and alcohol played role in fatal wreck that killed Jordan Maughan

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Speed and alcohol played role in fatal wreck that killed Jordan Maughan

DUBLIN, MD. – The crash that took the life of a Joppa teen is believed to have been caused by the use of alcohol and traveling at a high rate of speed on the part of the driver, say police.

Police say that on May 31, 2019, at approximately 1:35 a.m., deputies assigned to the Northern Precinct of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene of a single vehicle on Poole Road, in the area of Cedar Church Road.

Jordan Fredrick Maughan killed in crash of Tahoe driven by Damien Myers on May 31, 2019.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe overturned in the northbound lane of Poole Road. The occupant of the vehicle, identified as Jordan Fredrick Maughan, 19, of Joppa, was declared deceased on scene, shortly after deputies’ arrival. The driver, identified as Damien Alec Myers, 28, of Havre de Grace, was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview for treatment of his injuries.

From evidence gathered at the scene police say indicates Myers was traveling southbound on Poole Road when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road, striking a tree, before coming to rest on the driver’s side of the vehicle, in the roadway.

Court records show that Myers was driving the same Chevy Tahoe on June 21, 2018, when he was ticketed for speeding by Maryland State Trooper Corbett Wantz when stopped on Rt. 155 prior to Bulle Rock Parkway.

Deputies assigned to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Crash Team responded to the scene to assume the investigation into the cause and circumstances of the crash.