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Traffic Alert: Crash Near Festival of Bel Air

Alcohol Possible Factor In Fatal Accident

The Harford County State's Attorney will review the crash investigation to determine whether or not charges are appropriate.

A Pennsylvania man died in an in White Hall Sunday, and police said alcohol may have contributed to the crash.

Donald Vangosen, 41, of Fawn Grove, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Route 23, or Norrisville Road, when emergency medical personnel arrived, according to a release from Maryland State Police.

Around 5 a.m., Vangosen was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier south on Norrisville Road just south of Harford Creamery Road when another car traveling north crossed the center line and hit his car head-on, according to police.

Police are not sure why the other vehicle, a 2007 Nissan Xterra driven by Charles Creaney, 22, of Bel Air, crossed the center line.

Creaney and his passenger, Kimberly Martin, 19, of Bel Air, were taken to York Hospital by Norrisville Volunteer Fire Company ambulance for treatment of injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

State police suspect the consumption of alcoholic beverages was a contributing factor in the accident. It remained unclear Monday afternoon who is suspected of consuming alcohol prior to the crash.

Norrisville Road was closed for nearly four hours while members of the Maryland State Police Crash Team reconstructed the collision. Troopers and Crash Team investigators will consult with the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office before filing any charges.

Troopers arrived at the scene shortly after 5 a.m.

Editor's note: Police initially described the area of the accident as Jarrettsville.

Keef December 06, 2011 at 03:28 PM
The uninjured driver was smashed drunk and should be charged with murder!!!!!
Daisy December 07, 2011 at 07:36 PM
i know of the other driver, claims not his fault. never known him to be a liar. very curious, is there an article giving more details? keef says smashed drunk --- what was vlood alcohol level, and where can i read this? if i'm gonna decide not to like this guy, i wanna be sure i have reason. thanks for an update!

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