A fiery car crash ended the life of three recent high school graduates and a 55-year-old warehouse manager on a stretch of south of Crofton in Anne Arundel County.
The Chrysler Sebring sedan, which contained the three teens, was driven by Brittany Ann Walker. She was apparently driving on the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 50 when their vehicle crashed into a BMW convertible which was driven by 55-year-old Terry Davis from Severna Park.
The reason why the teens were on the wrong side of the divided highway is still undetermined by the investigators. Several minutes before the tragic accident at 3:30 in the morning, a handful of motorists called 911 to inform of a speeding vehicle traveling south in the northbound lanes of I-97, and then in the eastbound lanes of U.S. wherein the vehicle travelled west.
The accident had happened east of Davidsonville road. If the car had really travelled on the wrong lanes at I-97 interchange, it would imply that a good five miles was travelled by the car before it crashed into the BMW.
It is still inconclusive whether alcohol or high speed had been a contributory factor in the crash, although investigators found small amount of marijuana in the Chrysler. But toxicology tests on the driver and passengers were still not completed on Sunday.
The crash ignited one car into flames. Before the victims are extricated from the vehicle, firefighters needed to stop the flame and chop the vehicle. The three teens died on site while the 55-year-old man was declared dead at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
The other two teenagers aside from Walker were her two passengers, 18-year-old Breanna Marie Franco and 18-year-old Zachary Tyler Rose.
Walker was previously pulled over in October on Interstate 70 near Hagerstown for going 91 mph in a 65-mph zone. She pleaded guilty and paid a $290 fine.
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