UPDATE: Icy Roads Create Havoc, Teen Dies in Accident
Emergency officials reported more than 60 auto accidents Thursday morning, including a fatal collision in Gambrills.
UPDATE (4:30 p.m.)—Icy roads caused major problems on roadways in Anne Arundel County on Thursday morning and may have contributed to a fatal crash in Gambrills.
Anne Arundel County police reported 60 accidents between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Thursday morning, creating delays on nearly every major roadway including Interstate 97, Route 50 and Route 100.
A Crofton teen died in a crash near Waugh Chapel Drive and Silver Way in Gambrills. Police announced Thursday afternoon that 18-year-old Alexis Lewis of Crofton died when her pickup truck collided with a cement truck on Waugh Chapel Drive. Police said the impact of the crash, which happened at about 7:45 a.m. Thursday, ejected her from the truck and she died on the scene.
Icy conditions were especially prevalent on overpasses and bridges, police said.
Several major roads were closed at least temporarily on Thursday morning. Route 100 was closed to due an accident near I-97, and police also responded to an accident on Quarterfield Road near the ramp to I-97 north.
Police also reported accidents and delays on Route 3, Route 2 and Route 10.