Calvert Hall College student killed in two-vehicle collision in Towson


A Calvert Hall College High School student was killed yesterday when his car was hit by a sport utility vehicle at an intersection near the Towson school.

Andrew "Drew" G. Carlson, 17, of Joppa died at St. Joseph Medical Center, police said.

Carlson was a junior at Calvert Hall and a member of the junior varsity water polo team, according to classmates.

Carlson, who was driving a Honda Civic, was turning left from La Salle Road onto Goucher Boulevard about 1:30 p.m. when his vehicle was struck by a Toyota 4 Runner, police said.

The Toyota, driven by Vernita Blackwell-Amos, 31, of Baltimore, was heading west on Goucher.

Blackwell-Amos was not injured, said Lt. Minda Fowler Foxwell of the county Police Department's Traffic Management Unit.

Police believe Carlson might not have seen the Toyota, Foxwell said.

At Calvert Hall, students remembered Carlson as a friendly boy who made them laugh. "He's a really cool guy," said Phillip Yoo, 17, a junior. "When he was around, you would just get happy."

The crash occurred about a month after another Calvert Hall student, Patrick J. Cunningham, was killed in a car accident in Harford County.

Recently, students placed note cards with memories of Cunningham in a hollow cross at the school. The cross circulates among Catholic schools in the Baltimore area in times of loss.

"I guess it will stay here a while," said Judy S. Urlich, a religion teacher.

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