CLEAR SPRING — A 17-year-old Washington County Technical High School student died Sunday afternoon, hours after he was taken to Meritus Medical Center following a car accident on National Pike east of Clear Spring, Maryland State Police said.
State police identified the driver as Quinn Alec Hoover.
Hoover was on Clear Spring High School’s indoor and outdoor track teams, school officials said.
The vehicle Hoover was driving went off U.S. 40, near Saint Paul Road, Trooper 1st Class Travis Brown said Sunday morning.
The car hit a drainage ditch and went end over end, hitting a utility pole before landing on its roof in a yard, said Sgt. Tony Lida with the Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Department.
The roof was crushed and it took rescue crews about 30 minutes to remove the driver using the Jaws of Life — hydraulic spreaders and cutters — to cut the door off, Lida said.