This is from the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/aacopd). Photos are from our fan Christine Donovan.
UPDATE 10:57 AM 12/17/2013
The victims in the crash have been identified by Anne Arundel County Police as Justin Lee Lanning, 23, of Odenton MD, Robert David Bladen, 22, of Glen Burnie MD, Charles Edward Lester III, 22, of Glen Burnie MD, and Audrey Loise Foster, 58, of Glen Burnie MD. Mr. Lanning was the driver of the Chrysler and is currently in critical condition. His passengers, Mr. Bladen and Mr. Lester III are also in critical condition. The driver of the Xterra, Audrey Foster, is in stable condition. The investigation is still ongoing.
On December 16, 2013, at approximately 0759 hours, officers from the Traffic Safety Section responded to the intersection of Stewart Ave. and Old Stage Road in Glen Burnie for a report of a crash involving two vehicles.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2000 Chrysler 2DS was travelling Eastbound on Stewart Ave approaching the intersection of Old Stage Rd when it collided with a 2002 Nissan Xterra. The preliminary investigation suggests that the Chrysler was travelling in excess of the posted speed limit when it struck the Nissan which was entering Stewart Ave from Old Stage Rd. Excessive speed and alcohol appear to be factors in this crash and the Traffic Safety Section will be completing the investigation.