Troopers said the teenager, who was driving a 1989 Chevy Corvette, lost control of the car, which began to spin and then struck a wooden fence post.
Troopers said one of the post railings tore into the car and narrowly missed hitting two front-seat passengers in the head.
The driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured, troopers said.
One of two front-seat passengers, 15-year-old Julie Lynn Harner of Boonsboro, was taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, troopers said.
A second passenger, 18-year-old Heather Manning of Knoxville, was not injured, troopers said.
Police said Harner was sitting on Manning's lap, wearing the same seat belt.
Maryland State Police are investigating the theft of numerous items from a Smithsburg home.
Police said the burglar entered the 13739 Frazier Road residence through a kitchen window between Sept. 24 and 27.
The stolen items include a brown ginger antique clock, 10-carat gold necklace with a cross, antique sword in a silver sheath, black antique padlock, stamp collection, Cal Ripken Rookie baseball card, complete set of 1996 Topps Mantle baseball cards, and two Mickey Mantle baseball cards in plastic cases. The total value of the property is $1,600, police said.
Anyone with information can call police at 301-739-2101.
Man, teen face drug charges
FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick State Police arrested two city men after police observed crack cocaine being sold at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of West All Saints Street.
Police said a 17-year-old boy, who lives of West South Street, was charged with distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine.
He was detained by the Department of Juvenile Justice, police said.
Raymond E. Hoy, 33, of Taney Avenue, was charged with possession of cocaine, police said. His bond hearing is pending, police said.
A Hagerstown business was damaged recently after a burglar broke into the building and ransacked it, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.
The incident took place between 5 p.m. Tuesday and 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, deputies said.
The burglar entered American General Finance Inc., 1423 Dual Highway, by smashing the front door with an unidentified tool, deputies said. He or she then rummaged through desks and cabinets, causing $600 in damage, deputies said.
Inventory loss more than expected
Thieves who broke into the Gage Co. at 815 Main Ave. in Hagerstown earlier this week took more than originally thought, city police said.
Officers said an inventory showed that more than $1,800 worth of power tools, most of them Porter Cable brand, were taken.