A recent high school graduate known for her cheerful spirit and positive energy lost her life in a multiple-car Maryland auto accident on Tuesday, August 14.
Hannah Kriss, age 18, graduated from John Carroll School in Bel Air this spring. She remained involved in the local community throughout the summer, serving as a cheerleading coach for Viper Athletics.
Kriss, a resident of Forest Hill, was approaching the intersection of Old Joppa Road and Mountain Road in Fallston when she lost control of her vehicle. Her Saturn crossed the center line shortly after 2:00 PM, hitting the side of one vehicle before crashing head on into a third vehicle.
She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Two others involved in the accident were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The Harford County crash is still under investigation, and Maryland State Police say they are not sure what caused Kriss to cross the double yellow line.
It’s been a hard summer for students at John Carroll School. A 2010 graduate of the school, 20-year-old Benjamin Boniface, died in a single-car accident in June on his family’s farm.
Maryland State Police determined that Boniface lost control of his Ford pickup truck as he was maneuvering a curve along Harmony Church Road in Darlington during the early morning hours. He smashed into several fence posts, one of which struck the windshield and fatally wounded him. Boniface was the son of the Harford County Council president.
The Maryland auto accident attorneys of Nickelsporn and Lundin express our deepest sympathies to the families involved in these tragic accidents.