Three people were injured in a single-car crash after a car burst into flames in Frederick early Thursday.
The crash occurred just after 2 a.m. when a 2019 Volkswagen Golf was traveling west along Elmer Derr Road. The car then ran off the road to the right, struck a drainage culvert and ended at Elmer Road, according to a news release from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.
The Golf burst into flames, throwing at least one of the three occupants from the car. The driver, Ryan Tydings, 26, of Frederick, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Jessica Crum, 23, of Frederick, and Alexander Dennie, 23, of Jefferson, were taken to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, and both were in critical but stable condition, the release stated.
Alcohol and speed are believed to be contributing factors, according to the release.
Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call Deputy 1st Class Anthony Reggio at 301-600-7120.