LONACONING — Two occupants of a Jeep SUV escaped serious injuries late Monday when their vehicle traveled off of state Route 36 and into Georges Creek in the area near Westmar Middle School, according to Maryland State Police.
The vehicle's two occupants were reportedly able to escape the vehicle, authorities said.
The Allegany County Department of Emergency Services reported both occupants were taken by ambulance to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for medical evaluation following the 11:59 p.m. crash.
The vehicle was being operated on Route 36 when the unidentified driver lost control, causing the vehicle to travel off the roadway and into the creek near Detmold Street.
Tri-Towns and Georges Creek ambulances, two ambulances from Frostburg and the Good Will Volunteer Fire Department responded after being dispatched by the Allegany County 911 emergency center.
The Allegany County Special Operations Water Rescue Team was also alerted initially but was canceled prior to the response once first-arriving first responders discovered that the occupants had "self extricated and were safely on land," according to DES spokesman Todd Bowman.
The roadway was closed temporarily until the vehicle was recovered and towed from the scene.