2 Injured After Maryland ATV Crash

Sheriff's office believes alcohol a factor

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    Alcohol is believed to be a factor in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Carroll County, Md., that left a man and a woman critically injured, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

    The man and woman were taken to Shock Trauma in Baltimore after the accident early Sunday morning in Union Bridge, according to the sheriff's office. The Carroll County Sheriff's Office originally released a statement Monday morning that the woman involved in the incident died early Monday morning.  However, they put out a statement later in the day saying that was incorrect.

    The sheriff's office provided the following statement:

    "The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has spoken with the Office of State Medical Examiner and learned that the information previously relayed by that Office regarding the death of 19-year-old Debranne Linda Martin was incorrect. Debranne Linda Martin has not passed and remains on life support at the University of Maryland Adams Crowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. ... The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office sincerely regrets the untimely release of this information."

    James Lee Maticic Jr., 36, of Union Bridge, lost control of the ATV and struck a guardrail, according to the sheriff's office. Neither he nor his passenger, 19-year-old Debranne Linda Martin, of Taneytown, was wearing a helmet. They were found unconscious and unresponsive.

    Investigators could take several weeks reconstructing the incident.

    Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information about should contact the sheriff's office at 410-386-2900.