Police Identify Prospect Road Crash Victims

All five occupants of the Mazda that crashed Saturday night were Harford County residents.

Three Harford County residents in their early 20s were killed Saturday night in a crash on Prospect Road, according to Maryland State Police. Two others were taken by helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma.

Police said preliminary investigation indicated Tyler G. Anderson, 21, of Jarrettsville was driving a 2008 Mazda 3 eastbound on Prospect Road when he lost control of the vehicle, which went off-road, became airborne, hit a tree and broke in half upon impact.

A passerby reported seeing a vehicle off the road on MD Route 646 (Prospect Road) near Mill Green Road at 11:29 p.m., according to police.

Anderson was killed, and so were passengers Shawn Ponton, 21, of Jarrettsville and Alexzandria McDowell, 20, of Street. Police said that all three were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two passengers were flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Theresa M. Owensby, 19, of Bel Air, and David E. Clark, 21, of Street, remained at shock trauma Sunday morning.

Prospect Road was closed from midnight to 7:20 a.m. as officials investigated the crash, according to reports from the Maryland Department of Transportation.

Due to the severity of the damage, state police said it has not been determined whether people in the car were wearing seatbelts. At least two people were ejected from the vehicle, police said.

When first responders arrived at the crash site, half of the car was in a ravine 100 feet from the other half.

A cause has not been determined and nothing has been ruled out, Maryland State Police said in a statement issued before noon on Sunday.

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Heidi Noe November 20, 2012 at 01:36 AM
go away with your nastiness...sergio!! Bye!!
beaverhousen November 20, 2012 at 02:18 AM
This is such a sad incident. I work with one of the victims mother and i cant imagine what she is going through right now. My heart truly goes out to everyone involved and their families. I understand y someone would want to pull up the drivers driving record. But emotions r still running high and posting about a silly little 2 point speeding ticket is pathetic. Its not like the kid got clocked at some outrageous speed. With a tragedy such as this i just hope people realize how precious life is. Hug the people u love and never be afraid to tell them u care. U never know if itll be the last time u talk to them/see them/ or hold them.
Lil November 21, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I knew Tyler, and he was an amazing person. Sergio, you are heartless and cruel as to have the nerve to look up his driving record. He did not do drugs,he was not an alcoholic. He had a smile for everyone and a compliment. Also, the boy flown to shock trauma was the brother of my cousins best friend. Tyler was an only child, and his parents sun moon and stars. My prayers go out to all those affected.
Paul November 27, 2012 at 08:10 PM
I do not live in Harford County, and I certainly did not know the victims. But this story has moved me and the families of the victims should know that someone far away has been touched by their story. While I am in the middle of my life I can say with certainly that there have been times when I could have been in the same situation: it is providence that I was never injured or even in an accident. These terrible tragedies or near tragedies are part of life, and the devastating results are random and certainly unfairly meted out. None of us knows when or how we will be affected, either directly or indirectly, by a potential tragedy becomeing an actual one. I guess what I am saying is that we are all drivers, passengers, bystanders, victims, contributors, survivors, friends and families to all involved at some point in our lives in horrible circumstances that may or may not result in actual tragedy: entirely by accident, luck or divine intervention.
karry allen February 01, 2013 at 06:13 AM
ive known alexzandria when she was a little girl,and even as a little kid she was a wonderful person. my prayers and thoughts go out to not only her family, which i know very well, but the other kids who passed, but it's harder on the ones still here. god bless everyone involved in this tragedy.....from my heart to yours.


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