Two Maryland School for the Deaf students remained hospitalized Thursday, one in critical condition, a day after they were thrown from a hatchback during the first of two wrecks in southern Washington County.
Meanwhile, Maryland State Police identified the driver that officers allege caused the second accident, a six-car pileup that injured seven.
Trooper Kyle George said the students, Marijana Suric, 18, and Marsha Lahun, 20, both of Frederick, Md., were thrown from a 1993 Geo Metro during a single-vehicle crash reported on eastbound U.S. 340 just past Keep Tryst Road, at about 9:22 p.m.
Suric, an Astoria, N.Y., native, was thrown over a guardrail and down a bank, George said.
Suric sustained severe head injuries and had an airway obstruction as a result of the incident, George said. Her condition improved dramatically Thursday, he said.