Woman air­lifted af­ter crash

Charges pend­ing against driver who re­port­edly fled scene on foot

Maryland Independent - - News - By AN­DREW RICHARD­SON arichard­son@somd­news.com Twit­ter: @An­drew_IndyNews

A White Plains women was se­verely in­jured in a sin­gle-ve­hi­cle crash on Sun­day morn­ing, and charges may be pend­ing for the driver who al- leg­edly ran away from the wreck­age.

Au­thor­i­ties say David An­thony Thomp­son Jr., 18, of Char­lotte Hall re­port­edly crashed the car into sev­eral trees and was seen flee­ing the scene on foot, though he later re­turned, ac­cord­ing to a Mary­land State Po­lice press re­lease. The pas­sen­ger, Tay­lor MacKen­zie Dye, 18, of White Plains, was flown to a hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries af­ter she was ex­tracted from the over­turned ve­hi­cle.

Around 8:59 a.m. on Sun­day, Mary­land State Po­lice troop­ers re­sponded to the ac­ci­dent on north­bound Route 5 in the area of Brandy­wine Road, the re­lease states. As first re­spon­ders ar­rived on scene, wit­nesses told au­thor­i­ties they re­port­edly saw the driver, later iden­ti­fied as Thomp­son, exit the over­turned Acura MDX and flee the scene on foot into a wooded area.

Troop­ers, K9 units and a blood­hound at­tempted to track the driver’s foot- prints through the snow with the help of a U.S. Park Po­lice he­li­copter, but were un­able to find him, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. Later, how­ever, Thomp­son re­port­edly re­turned to the scene of the crash.

The north­bound lanes of Route 5 were closed for about five hours dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and ve­hi­cle re­moval.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing.

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