Crash Kills 21 Yr Old Sunday Morning in Frederick County

Police say driver was speeding and under the influence of alcohol

Frederick, MD (DG) – A crash early Sunday morning In Frederick County claimed the life of a 21-year-old.

Deputies with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office responded to Gambrill Park Road near Cox Brown Road for an accident at 12:30 AM.

Police say a Toyota Corolla driven by Jonathan Menendez of Frederick was traveling northbound on Gambrill Park Road and drove off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree.  Menendez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say their initial findings show Menendez was excessively speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, and was under the influence of alcohol.