ATV Rider Killed in Head-on Crash in Maryland

A passenger on an all-terrain vehicle was killed in Frederick County, Maryland, on Monday after the driver of the ATV veered into opposing traffic and smashed into an SUV, officials said. 

Chris Munday, 21, of Middletown, died after the head-on crash on Michaels Mill Road near Buckeystown, according to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. 

The driver of the ATV, a 29-year-old man, crashed the vehicle into a Kia Soul with a woman and her 12-year-old son inside, police said. Police were called to the scene about 2:45 p.m. 

The driver of the ATV suffered critical injuries and was rushed via helicopter to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at University of Maryland Medical Center. 

The woman driving the SUV and son were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital with less serious injuries. 

Investigators believe that speed and "failing to obey a traffic control device" were factors in the crash.

Michaels Mill Road was temporarily closed near the scene. 

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Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call police at 301-600-3743. Information can be submitted anonymously by calling 301-600-4141. 

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