BALTIMORE- Two women and a man died after a car they were in plummeted to the bottom of a quarry in Frederick County Sunday morning, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.
According to a release, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office received a report of a car in the quarry around 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Lehigh Road and Peter Shriner Road in Union Bridge, Maryland.
"That's pretty deep. So we were wondering how they got down into the quarry," said Union Bridge resident Kevin Whittaker.
Investigators say indications show that a 2022 Dodge Charger was speeding, veered off the road and crashed into the bottom of the dry quarry, which is owned and operated by Heidelberg Materials.
One woman was ejected from the car while the other two were inside the heavily damaged car, according to deputies.
Deputies said 28-year-old Kortney Angleberger, 23-year-old Rachel Willis and 65-year-old Robert Grossnickle were identified as the three killed in the crash.
"People who happened to be on the road saw some vehicle parts laying on the road and went over to the side of the road and realized there was a vehicle down in the quarry," Frederick County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Todd Wivell said.
Residents said that even though the quarry is in a rural area, drivers speed around the curvy roads.
"The young kids hang out around that little area," Whittaker said. "So, they do the burnouts and stuff when nobody is around and stuff. So that's kind of a secluded road."
Whittaker told WJZ he has never seen or heard anyone drive into the quarry in the decade he has lived there.
"I'll be honest, I've been around here like 12 years and that's the first time I've heard anybody going in the quarry," Whittaker said.
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