Preliminary reports show that both drivers in a fatal Maryland auto accident that occurred on Saturday, Jan. 28 were driving while drunk.
The accident, which killed three teens and a middle-aged man, happened at 3:30 a.m. along U.S. Route 50, east of Davidsonville Road in Anne Arundel County.
Brittany Ann Walker, 19, was driving a Chrysler Sebring south of Crofton. She and two friends were on their way home from a birthday party.
For reasons unknown, Walker was traveling the wrong way on the eastbound side of the divided highway when she collided head-on with a black BMW convertible. Terry Davis, the 55-year-old driver of the BMW and a warehouse manager, was headed home from an evening of dinner and cards with friends.
The crash left one of the vehicles engulfed in flames. Rescue workers spent hours putting out the fire and extracting the victims from the mangled vehicles.
Walker and Davis both died in the fiery crash, as did Walker’s two passengers, Breanna Marie Franco and Zachary Tyler Rose, both 18 years old. The teens all died at the scene while Davis was pronounced dead later at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
According to police, several people had called 911 to report a speeding vehicle driving the wrong way along Interstate 97 and Route 50 just before the accident occurred. Police are still trying to piece together when and why Walker entered the wrong side of the highway.
Walker, who was studying nursing at Anne Arundel Community College, had pleaded guilty to speeding in an October incident, where she was charged with going 91 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone near Hagerstown.
The wrongful death lawyers at Nickelsporn & Lundin express our deepest sympathies to the families who lost loved ones in this tragic Maryland car crash.