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18-year-old driver killed in a Cecil County vehicle crash on Tuesday

Posted at 1:16 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 15:01:11-04

NORTH EAST, Md. — Maryland State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed one person Tuesday evening in Cecil County.

Shortly before 10:25 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police North East Barrack responded to a report of a crash in the 700 block of West Old Philadelphia Road in North East.

According to the preliminary investigation, a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck was traveling west in the 700 block of West Old Philadelphia Road.

For unknown reasons, the truck left the road, traveled down an embankment, overturned twice and struck a telephone pole before coming to rest and catching fire. The driver, 18-year-old Christian David Ledman, of Perryville, was declared dead at the scene.

No one else was in the vehicle and no other injuries were reported because of the crash.

The road was closed until about 2:50 a.m. and The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration assisted with the road closure.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Ledman's family.

The case remains under investigation.