Four Injured After Single-Vehicle Crash in Vanceboro

By Jayna Smith

Early Saturday morning, at approximately 1:30 am, July 11th, four males were ejected from a vehicle after it rolled over traveling along Route 6 in Vanceboro.  According to Chief Deputy Michael Crabtree of Washington County Sheriff's Office, the single-vehicle crash resulted in serious injuries.

Upon arrival at the scene, Chief Deputy Crabtree said in an email, one male was found lying in a ditch, unresponsive, but breathing.  The victim was Ryan Dyer, age 22.  Life flight was dispatched.  

While investigating, the deputy on the scene determined that three other people had also been in the car, a 2004 Saturn.  Two of those people had been ejected from the car; however, all three left the scene prior to the deputy's arrival.  The deputy caught up to the young men who all required medical treatment.  As a result, a second life flight helicopter was dispatched for one 16 year old with what was believed to be fractured ribs, while two others--a 17 year old male and 22 year old Jon Moore--were transferred to Calais Regional Hospital with minor injuries.  


The four occupants of the vehicle are from Vanceboro.  Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash.  The investigation is continuing and charges are probable, according to Chief Deputy Crabtree.