Police investigate fatal crash in front of school

November 23, 2003|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Police were investigating yesterday a two-vehicle accident in front of Glen Burnie High School Friday night in which one person was killed and another seriously injured.

The crash occurred when a van traveling on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard (Route 648) struck a sport utility vehicle, jumped a curb and smashed through the chain-link fence that surrounds the high school's practice fields. The van rolled several times, and the driver and his passenger were thrown from the vehicle, said Lt. Frank Fennell with Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Police did not release the identities of those involved.

A male died at the scene, Fennell said, and another was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was in critical condition Friday night with serious internal and head injuries.

The Ford Explorer that was struck by the van sustained minor damage, Fennell said. The man driving the SUV was not injured, although his 4-year-old daughter complained of head pain and was taken to North Arundel Hospital for evaluation.

The accident occurred just before 8 p.m. and blocked traffic on Route 648 until nearly midnight, police said. An Anne Arundel County Police official said alcohol and excessive speed contributed to the crash.

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