Teen girl dies after car crashes into tree on Belair Road in city

Driver, another passenger critically injured; vehicle reported stolen

May 20, 2011|By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun

A 17-year-old girl died and two other teenagers suffered critical injuries after a stolen car in which they were riding crashed into a tree Thursday night on Belair Road, according to Baltimore police.

Lishinia Miller, 17, was one of four occupants in the 1991 four-door Lexus at the time of the crash, reported at 8:47 p.m. in the 1900 block of Belair Road, between East North Avenue and Sinclair Lane.

She was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was pronounced dead just before midnight, police spokesman Detective Kevin Brown said.

Miller was a senior at Excel Academy at Frances M. Wood High School, according to a statement sent by a teacher on behalf of students at the alternative school in West Baltimore. She was described as a caring mother of her 2-year-old daughter, London.

"She will be sorely missed at graduation June 5," the statement said.

A school system spokeswoman said grief counseling would be provided to students as needed.

The driver and another passenger, both 19, were in critical condition at an area hospital, and a third passenger, a 19-year-old woman, was treated and released, Brown said.

The car had been reported stolen Tuesday in Baltimore County, according to Brown. It was traveling south on Belair Road during heavy rain when the crash occurred, he said.

City crash investigators will consult with the state's attorney's office on possible charges if the driver recovers, Brown said.

liz.kay@baltsun.com

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