Unlicensed teen driver involved in Crofton fatality

Unlicensed teen driver involved in Crofton fatality

An unlicensed Maryland teenage driver was behind the wheel of an SUV that struck a car driven by a Glen Burnie man. The 63-year-old accident victim died shortly after the crash at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Police say the man’s death is the county’s 19th motor vehicle accident fatality this year.

Anne Arundel County police report the Crofton car accident occurred at the intersection of Route 3 and Davidsonville Road on an early Sunday morning.

A 19-year-old Millersville teenager was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee on southbound Route 3 just after 1:40 a.m. Reports say the SUV was at a Crofton intersection and was attempting to turn onto Davidsonville Road, when it struck the second vehicle. The Glen Burnie man was driving a Ford Crown Victoria, headed southbound on Route 3 at the time of the crash.

All three accident victims were hospitalized. The Jeep’s driver and her 19-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries, but were released from the hospital.

Accident investigators say the teen driver was carrying a learner’s permit, and she did not have a valid driver’s license. Police also report the Jeep Grand Cherokee did not belong to the driver but was taken from a relative without permission. The Millersville driver’s female passenger is not old enough by law to be a supervising adult for a teenager holding a learner’s permit.

Authorities do not suspect that speeding, alcohol or drugs contributed to the accident. Anne Arundel County police say they are continuing to investigate the accident in hopes of determining the cause.

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