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Firefighters and police work at the scene of a one-vehicle accident in East Donegal Township Sunday, July 17, 2016. (Tim Coover | LNP correspondent)

An Elizabethtown teen flipped his car after passing another motorist in northwest Lancaster County Sunday night. The driver and two passengers were ejected from the car and are being treated for life-threatening injuries, police said.

The crash happened at about 6 p.m. in the 300 block of Rock Point Road in East Donegal Township after the driver, who is 17, passed another vehicle near Colebrook Road, Susquehanna Regional police Lt. Stephen Englert said. The crash scene is east of Maytown and north of Marietta.

The teen then swerved to avoid hitting a westbound vehicle and lost control. His car rolled, ejecting him and two passengers before coming to a stop in a cornfield, Englert said. 

The driver was flown by helicopter to Hershey Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, Englert said. His name was not released because he is under 18 years old.

Two of his passengers also had life-threatening injuries, Englert said.

Nickolus Ryan Bixler, 22, of Elizabethtown, was taken by ambulance to Hershey Medical Center. He was in fair condition Tuesday, a hospital spokeswoman said. Shaylee N. Garber, 25, of East Donegal Township, was taken by ambulance to Lancaster General Hospital. She was in critical condition Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police initially suspected a fourth person had been in the car. Firefighters and a state police helicopter searched nearby fields, but did not find anyone.

Susquehanna Regional police ask anyone with information to call them at 717-426-1164.

Members of the Northwest Crash Team, Maytown/East Donegal Township Fire Department and Pioneer Fire Department (Marietta) assisted police.

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