UPDATE (June 8):
James Richard Murphy,V (18), the driver of the Volkswagen Jetta that struck two trees on Joppa Rd Friday night, has died.
The investigation into the incident has indicated that the Volkswagen Jetta had been traveling east-bound on Joppa Road in the intersection with Brewers Drive when it lost control. The vehicle went off of the roadway and struck two trees before coming to a stop.
The passenger, 18-year-old Nathan Alexander Chappelle, was declared deceased at the scene. Murphy was flown to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where he died Saturday afternoon.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.
Original release (June 6):
On June 5, just before 9:00 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a crash on Joppa Road near Brewers Drive.
An investigation determined that a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling east on Joppa Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The car crossed Joppa road and continued off of the road. Once leaving the road, the vehicle struck two trees.
The driver of the car was James Richard Murphy,V (18) of the 5500 block of Maudes Way 21162. Murphy was flown to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in critical condition. The passenger of the car was Nathan Alexander Chappelle (18) of the 5500 block of Rogue Court 21162. Chappelle was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident.
Police continue to investigate but have not determined a cause of the accident at this time.