Two men in critical condition following car crash in Pasadena

PASADENA, Md. - Two men are in critical condition after an early morning single-car accident in Pasadena.

Anne Arundel County police said at approximately 1:56 a.m., officers responded to a report of a vehicle into a tree in the area of Catherine and Harlem avenues. A preliminary investigation revealed that a Porsche Cayenne, driven by John Lippold Jr., 24, of Fredericksburg, Va., was traveling east on Catherine Avenue at an estimated in excess of 70 mph.

As the vehicle approached a curve on the roadway at Harlem Avenue, it continued to travel straight. The vehicle then struck and drove over the curb on the right side of the road, partially tearing the right front wheel off in the process. The vehicle then crossed two front yards and a driveway before striking a large tree with the right front corner of the vehicle.

This impact caused the engine to separate from the vehicle which eventually came to rest on Harlem Avenue. As a result of the first tree impact, the vehicle spun into a second tree, striking it on the driver's door before coming to rest.

Lippold, along with his passenger – Kyle Philhower, 23, of Pasadena – were both trapped in the vehicle. They were flown to Shock Trauma with extensive injuries. Police said speed and alcohol were contributing factors.

Police said the investigation into this incident is continuing and charges are pending after review by the State's Attorney's Office. 

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