Two killed in Woodbine car accident

July 27, 2013

Two people were killed Friday evening when their car struck a tree in Woodbine, according to police.

The driver, John Reuben Graybeal, 22, of Woodbine, and his passenger, Leah Christine McElgunn, 20, of Catonsville, died after Graybeal was unable to navigate a turn on Daisey Road, just south of Cliff View Road, a Howard County Police statement said. The 2003 Volkswagen Jetta left the road and struck a tree.

Excessive speed was the primary cause of the accident, the statement said. Graybeal and McElgunn were wearing seat belts, and alcohol did not appear to be a contributing factor.

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