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Teen hurt in crash near Clear Spring might have been trapped for hours

August 06, 2012

CLEAR SPRING — A Greencastle, Pa., teenager who was found in a wrecked sport utility vehicle along Catholic Church Road Sunday morning might have been trapped in the vehicle for six to eight hours before she was discovered, Washington County Deputy 1st Class Tracey Peyton said Monday.

The 17-year-old driver, identified Sunday by Sheriff Doug Mullendore as Malory Morgan Weller, remained in critical condition at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Monday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Weller was expected home at about 11:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, according to a voice-mail message Peyton left for The Herald-Mail on Monday.

No charges will be filed in relation to the single-vehicle accident northwest of Clear Spring, he said.

Peyton, in an email to The Herald-Mail, said it was not a passer-by who called in the found vehicle, as earlier reported. By the time Peyton arrived at the accident scene Sunday morning, he said, the girl’s father and an emergency medical crew were there.

The Chevy Blazer, with a female inside, was reported to 911 at 8:44 a.m. Sunday. The SUV left the road, hit a tree and rolled over, landing upright with Weller trapped inside, according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

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— Julie E. Greene

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