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Boonsboro man charged in connection with SUV accident

August 26, 2010

A Boonsboro man has been charged by Maryland State Police in an Aug. 14 traffic accident in which he allegedly drove a sport-utility vehicle into a tree.

Job Smith, 19, was charged with reckless driving, negligent driving, failure to obey a traffic control device and failure to wear his seatbelt, according to a state police press release issued Wednesday.

The accident occurred at about 11:30 p.m. Aug. 14 on Alternate U.S. 40 east of Maryland Avenue, between Middletown, Md., and Frederick, Md., according to police.

Smith and one of his two passengers, Ashleigh Shepherd, also of Boonsboro, were flown to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, according to Maryland State Police.

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Smith was released Aug. 16 from Shock Trauma, a hospital spokeswoman said. Shepherd was released Aug. 20.

A second passenger, Frederick resident Lucas White, was taken to Washington County Hospital. He has since been discharged, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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