An Aberdeen High School student was killed Wednesday evening in an accident involving an off-road vehicle in Havre de Grace, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday afternoon.
Tyler Lee Hickman, 16, of Perryman, Md. was found by sheriff’s deputies just before 8 p.m. Wednesday lying facedown at the bottom of a rock-layered hill near a driveway on the 2400 block of Old Robin Hood Road in Havre de Grace. Hickman was conscious and alert when deputies arrived, but had sustained a large laceration to his head and began seizing.
According to police, paramedics arriving on scene attempted to have Hickman flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma unit, but state police were unable to send an air transport due to inclement weather. Hickman was instead transported by the Aberdeen Volunteer Fire Company to Harford Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:25 p.m.
Deputies found a 1984 Honda three-wheeler approximately 30 to 40 feet from Hickman. According to police, Hickman was operating the vehicle at the home of a relative when he lost control of the three-wheeler and struck a pine tree. Hickman was thrown between 10 feet and 15 feet into a rock-layered embankment. Police said deputies did not observe a helmet near Hickman or in the immediate area.