2 dead, 2 injured following collision in Allegany County


Two people are dead and one is injured following an early morning crash

ALLEGANY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — Maryland State Police say two men are dead and two women are injured following an early morning crash.

Police identified the two men as Matthew Glaze, 24 of Cumberland, and Allen Welch, 18, of Hancock.

According to police, at around 1 a.m., the injured driver, Mariah Shoemaker, 18, of Hancock, was driving a car and went off the road, striking a pole and a tree. According to a press release the accident happened along Old National Pike and Sideling Hill Creek in Allegany County.

Police said Shoemaker and the injured passenger, Shawna Mason, 19, of Hancock were taken to the Western Maryland Health Center and Meritus Medical Center, respectively.

Police reported that Glaze and Welch, the rear passengers, were ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The release added that alcohol is considered a factor of the crash and charges are pending.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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