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UPDATED: Cumberland, Hancock residents killed in early morning accident

September 6th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

11:45 UPDATE:

Maryland State Police are continuing their investigation into a crash overnight that left two men deceased and two women hospitalized in Allegany County.

The deceased are identified as Matthew Glaze, 24, of Cumberland, Maryland, and Allen Welch, 18, of Hancock, Maryland. Both men were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The injured driver is identified as Mariah Shoemaker, 18, of Hancock, Maryland. She was transported to Western Maryland Health Center for treatment of her injuries. The other injured passenger is identified as Shawna Mason, 19, also of Hancock, Maryland. She was transported to Meritus Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.

According to an initial investigation, at approximately 1 a.m. troopers from the Maryland State Police Cumberland Barrack responded to a single-vehicle crash on eastbound Route 40, west of Sideling Hill Creek in Allegany County. The preliminary investigation indicates a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by Shoemaker, had driven off the right side of the road. The two males, who were passengers in the rear seat, had been ejected from the vehicle.

Alcohol has not been ruled out as a contributing factor in the crash according to investigators. The Maryland State Police Crash Team investigation is continuing. Consultation will be made with the Allegany County State’s Attorney’s Office regarding possible charges related to this fatal crash.

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