Two Frederick County sheriff’s deputies and another person were taken to hospitals with injuries that were deemed not life-threatening after a crash early Friday in Frederick.
The crash occurred at 4:50 a.m. when a vehicle traveling west on Monocacy Boulevard attempted to turn left onto westbound Interstate 70 and was struck by a sheriff’s office vehicle that was headed east on Monocacy Boulevard, according to a sheriff’s office press release issued Friday. The release indicates the driver of the car was believed to be at fault, stating that the driver failed to yield the right of way to the sheriff’s office vehicle.
All three were taken to hospitals for treatment after the crash, which remained under investigation.
The deputy who was driving the sheriff’s office vehicle at the time was in field training and so was partnered up with a more experienced deputy at the time, according to Taylor Clarke, an agency spokeswoman, who responded to The Frederick News-Post’s questions via email. The deputies were not responding to a call at the time of the crash and neither speed nor alcohol was believed to be a factor, according to Clarke.
The sheriff’s office did not identify either of the deputies or the driver of the other vehicle Friday afternoon.
While several witnesses were identified by investigators at the scene, anyone who can provide more information is asked to call Sgt. Bart Ruppenthal, a sheriff’s office traffic unit supervisor, at 301-600-1046.