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3 dead after car plunges into quarry in Frederick County

Frederick County Sheriff's Office said people who happened to be on the road saw car parts on the road, went over to the side of the quarry, and found the car.

FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. — Two women and a man are dead after a car was found in the bottom of a quarry in Frederick County, Maryland, on Sunday, officials said.

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to the Union Bridge Quarry located off Peter Shriner and Clemonsville Road in Union Bridge, shortly after 8:30 a.m. 

Three people died at the scene. They were later identified as Rachel Willis, 23, of Dickerson, Maryland, Kortney Angleberger, 28, of Keymar, Maryland, and Robert Grossnickle, 65, of Woodsboro, Maryland.

Frederick County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson/ Public Information Officer Todd Wivell said people who happened to be on the road saw car parts laying on the road and went over to the side of the quarry.

"The vehicle was upright with two people trapped inside, one person was ejected higher up in the quarry, Wivell said at a press conference

The quarry which Wivell said is owned by Heidelberg Materials is very rural, dry, and deep. 

The sheriff's office said the 2022 Dodge Charger left the roadway and crashed after plunging into the quarry at a high speed.

The investigation remains ongoing.

This is a developing story. We are working to gather additional details. Stay with WUSA9 for the latest updates as they come in to our newsroom. 


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