A three vehicular accident in Joppa on Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of an 18-year-old girl from Forest Hill.

According to Maryland State Police, The victim, Hannah Mackensie Kriss from the 100 block of Theodora Court, had crossed the center line on Route 152 and struck two other vehicles and one the vehicle ignited and was engulfed with fire.

On Tuesday, at about 2:15 in the afternoon, Kriss driving her 1999 Saturn and was headed north using Route 152 before Old Joppa Road, when for still an unknown reason to the police, she crossed the center line and swiped the side of a Toyota Avalon that was driven by 44-year-old Sandy Lee Rohe from the 2500 block of Beverly Drive in Joppa, said in a press release by the state police.

The 199 Saturn did not stop and continued heading north on the wrong side of the road when it crashed head-on to a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban that was driven by 28-year-old Derek Michael Hoch from the 900 block of Palm Tree circle in Glen Burnie. Hoch has one front passenger in the car, 34-year-old Michael Craig Burke from the 7700 block of Woodlawn Avenue in Pasadena.

The crash ignited the 2004 Chevrolet suburban into flames which was later engulfed in fire. Luckily, both Hoch and Burke were able to escape the burning vehicle before the emergency personnels arrived at the scene.

Kriss was declared dead on the scene.

Hoch was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center vie whilst his passenger, Burke, was brought to Bayview Medical Center located in Baltimore. Both of them did not sustain injuries that were deemed to be life-threatening, according to the press release.

Rohe, meanwhile, was unharmed.

Route 152 was temporarily closed for several hours after the crash to make way for the crash investigation.

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