The accident reconstruction team for the Baltimore Police Department will help determine whether speeding or other traffic violations contributed to a fatal car accident. Two college students died in the Fells Point crash on a recent weeknight.
Police report the accident took place on a Thursday at about 10:30 p.m., at the intersection of Broadway and Bank streets. Witnesses told police that an SUV was speeding when it struck another vehicle.
The driver of the SUV, identified as a 23-year-old senior at Morgan State University, and a passenger in the other car, a first-year student at Stevenson University, were tragically killed in the accident.
The schools report the Morgan State senior was a well-known and well-liked student who earned the title of Mr. Morgan 2010. The 23-year-old was also a communications intern for the last two years at the Maryland Transportation Authority. “You check social networks, you hear student feedback… it’s heartbreaking, it’s heartbreaking,” said one university administrator of the young man’s sudden death.
The Stevenson University student was in her first semester of training to become a pediatric nurse. The 18-year-old graduated earlier this year from the Bryn Mawr School for Girls.
Accident investigators say two other people were hurt in the collision. A passenger in the SUV and the driver of the other car were treated for minor injuries.
Reconstruction experts expect to learn whether witness accounts of speeding before the accident are true and whether the SUV driver failed to stop at the intersection’s red light. Police have not assigned blame for the crash, but are awaiting the outcome of the report by the reconstruction team.
Source: ABC2News, “Two popular college students, teen killed in Fells Point crash,” Brian Kuebler, Oct. 21, 2011