Olney Teen Shawn Gangloff Killed in Crash, Two Others Injured

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    News 4's Chris Gordon reports on how students at a Montgomery County high school are dealing with the death of a classmate, killed in a car crash Saturday. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014)

    A 15-year-old Olney teenager is dead and two of his friends are injured following a crash early Saturday morning in Montgomery County. 

    Police said a car was traveling west on Hines Road when it left the roadway and hit a tree prior to Macduff Avenue. The car then hit a light pole, a telephone box, and rolled before coming to a stop.

    The driver and a front-seat passenger were trapped in the vehicle. A rear-seat passenger, identified as Shawn Gangloff, was ejected from the car and hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Gangloff, who wasn't wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead several hours later.

    All three teens attended Sherwood High School, and were apparently on their way home from a party when the crash occurred.

    "The driver did tell officers that he was coming from a party where alcohol had been served and officers did note an odor of alcohol on him," Cpl. Rebecca Innocenti with Montgomery County Police said. "Blood was taken [at the hospital] that will be tested for alcohol."

    The driver was identified as Austin Donovan Hall, age 17, of Brookeville. He was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

    The front-seat passenger is identified as Maxwell Elliott Dechter, age 17, of Silver Spring. He was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

    A team of psychologists was on hand at Sherwood High School Tuesday to help grieving students.