Update on Fatal Car Accident in Gambrills

Gambrills, Maryland (Arundel News Network) – Yesterday afternoon around 1:20 p.m. Anne Arundel County Police and Fire Departments responded to a call of a motor vehicle collision on Crain Highway (MD-3) at Annapolis Road (MD-175) involving a commercial tractor trailer and a SUV.

The driver of the SUV, a 80 year old woman, was pronounced dead on scene while the driver of the tractor trailer was transported to a local hospital.

The Full Press Release from Anne Arundel County Police is below. We have redacted names out of respect of the families involved.

On February 4, 2019 at approximately 1:19 pm, officers responded to the intersection of Crain Highway (MD-3) and Annapolis Road (MD-175) in Gambrills for a crash involving a commercial tractor trailer and a sport utility vehicle.   

A Freightliner tractor trailer was going southbound on Crain Highway. A Honda was going eastbound on Annapolis Road. The Honda appears to have entered the intersection while facing a red traffic signal. The Freightliner struck the Honda in the intersection. The driver of the Freightliner was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary cause of the crash appears to be the Honda driver’s failure to yield intersection right of way while facing a steady red traffic signal. There is no indication of excessive speed or alcohol use at this time. The Traffic Safety Section is handling the investigation and the case will be reviewed by the State’s Attorney.

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