BEL AIR, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Maryland State Police are investigating a multi-car crash in Harford County that killed three siblings and injured two other people.

The Baltimore Sun reports the accident occurred shortly before 10 p.m. on Route 543 about half a mile south of Wheel Road a few miles southeast of Bel Air.

Police say 29-year-old David Bauguess, 24-year-old Ashley Bauguess and 17-year-old Joseph Bauguess, all of Fallston, were killed when the Chevrolet Cavalier they were traveling in crashed on Rt. 543 about 10 p.m. Monday.

A preliminary report indicates the Chevrolet crossed a double-yellow line, sideswiped a Toyota and then spun into the path of an Acura. The accident caused the Chevrolet to split in half.

Two people in the Acura were injured and taken to a hospital, where they were in stable condition.

Authorities are also investigating why one of two engines on a state police helicopter malfunctioned and caught fire while landing at the scene. No one was injured.

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  1. Austin says:

    i knew joey form middle school this is so sad to hear about. R.I.P. Joey,Ashley, and David

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