UPDATED: Council President's Son Dies In Farm Accident

Benjamin Boniface, 20, died in an accident on the Boniface family's farm Monday morning.

UPDATED (1:05 p.m.)—The son of Harford County Council President Billy Boniface died in an early morning vehicle accident Monday on the family's farm in .

A prelimintary investigation revealed Benjamin Boniface, 20, died when the 1994 Ford pick-up truck he was driving struck a series of fence posts along a private road on Bonita Farm in the 3700 block of Harmony Church Road, according to a statement from the . Parts of the fence broke through the windshield of the truck, injuring Boniface, according to an emailed statement from sheriff's office spokesperson Monica Worrell.

Deputies believe the driver lost control of the vehicle heading into a curve in the roadway, Worrell said. The vehicle was last heard around 1:30 a.m., according to a statement from Worrell.

The accident was discovered at 4:15 a.m. by a night watchman, who then alerted Billy Boniface. The men pulled the younger Boniface from the vehicle before performing CPR on him, Worrell said.

Ben Boniface was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 4:58 a.m. Monday, Worrell said.

Worrell told that a full incident report was not immediately available at 11:30 a.m., but that it was her understanding that Benjamin Boniface was the only individual in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

According to his Facebook profile, Benjamin Boniface was a 2010 graduate of .

Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association, told Patch in an initial report shortly after 7 a.m. that the Level Volunteer Fire Company also responded to the scene just before 5 a.m. Monday.

Neighbors told Patch via email that they heard rescue vehicles driving back to the farm at 5 a.m. via the access road at Harmony Church Road.

Stay with Patch for updates

NOTE: Initial reports from police and EMS indicated Boniface was 21. The article has been updated to provide accurate information.

Karl Schuub June 21, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Whip - someone tried to hijack this thread of mostly sincere thoughts and prayers for a well known and respected family. This someone specifically used the location of "edgewood" to try to make a racial issue. Any other comments about texting and running red lights are so removed from that it's like night and day. You and your equally callous friend are welcome to create your own blog and attach anything I've ever said that upsets you. This location however in inappropriate.
Skeet June 21, 2012 at 08:54 PM
There are tons of white people in Edgewood Karl. How did I make it about race? If anybody was going to say that it would be u!
Skeet June 21, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Whip..........that is the point I was trying to make. Guess I just cant put the words in writing like you.
Sean Welsh June 23, 2012 at 02:09 PM
A comment by user "Skeet" has been deleted for violation of Patch's Terms of Use. Those terms can be found here: http://havredegrace.patch.com/terms Sean
D.L. Coleman September 18, 2012 at 08:30 PM
"Skeet" and "Whip" Although I completely understand your statements because I am a resident of Edgewood, if we was my son that I just lost, your comments would be the last thing I would want to see........wrong time and place.


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