Police Say Speed And Alcohol Lead To Crash Involving 4 Teenagers


The teens were flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore

Units from Frederick County Fire and Rescue and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched around 2:08 am to reports of a vehicle accident in the area of Old National Pike and Sidney Road in Mt. Airy. Units arrived on scene and located a single vehicle off the roadway and into the woods, unoccupied. Upon searching, a total of 4 occupants were located, all had self-extricated. All 4 occupants were evaluated and Trooper 2 and 3 were requested.
The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation and determined that Nick Lee Vance, age 18 was operating a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 traveling westbound on Old National Pike in the area are Sydney Rd. There was one other adult occupant / passenger in the vehicle, Andrew Mullineaux, age 18, along with two juveniles.

Mr. Vance failed to drive the vehicle in the westbound lane, crossed the centerline, and then drove off the left side of the road. The vehicle struck a guardrail and overturned into a wooded area. The vehicle struck three trees before coming to rest against a tree.

All occupants were transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and have since been released from the hospital.

Units who responded included Mt. Airy Volunteer Fire Company from Carroll County, New Market Volunteer Fire Company, Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company, Green Valley Fire Station, and Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company from Howard County.
Alcohol and excessive speed are believed to be factors in this collision. All family notifications have been made. If anyone witnessed this Collison or has any information about this incident, please contact Cpl. Rector of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Traffic unit at 301-600-6490.