Police: Pasadena Woman, 3 Others Die in Collision

A head-on collision in Glen Burnie left four dead, including 21-year-old Brittney Marie Ziegler.

Anne Arundel County police released details in the initial investigation of a head-on collision in Glen Burnie Sunday afternoon that left four people dead, including a Pasadena woman driving a 3-year-old child.

Officers responded to Marley Neck Boulevard near Freeman Shores Road shortly after 1:30 p.m. The investigation revealed a 2009 Mazda 3 attempted to pass traffic, crossed a double yellow line and collided head-on with a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am driving southbound on Marley Neck Boulevard

The collision caused both vehicles to travel north, and one passenger was ejected from one of the vehicles.

Arriving personnel pronounced the victims dead at the scene.

Police identified the passengers of the Mazda as driver Joseph Allen Oliver Jr., 30, of Glen Burnie, and Crystal Jean Benton, 18, of Laurel. Investigators identified the passengers of the Pontiac as driver Brittney Marie Ziegler, 21, of Pasadena, and Lilly Renee Gross, 3, of Glen Burnie.

Police said excessive speed by the Mazda may have been a major contributing factor to the collision, and drugs or alcohol have not been determined to be a factor at this point. Traffic officers are continuing to investigate the incident.

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Puddintain November 19, 2012 at 05:44 PM
I agree Lisa. Many people are just too impatient while they drive along that road and also Rt 100. And most times you end up at the same red light eventually as the ones who are driving fast and aggressive. It really makes no sense.
Shannon November 19, 2012 at 07:52 PM
I agree with you! May God bless these families during this time. People need to stop driving like maniacs and realize that one bad decision can kill someone.
Boo November 20, 2012 at 01:25 AM
they go more then the speed limit all the time,,,,i go home that way to ft ,smallwood,its ashame,,,rip ...so sad,people have to be in a hurry..
Mark November 20, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Maryland has the worst drivers!! No one knows how to use their turn signals or to have their headlights on at ALL times!! Maryland drivers are the worst drivers in the world and I'm sorry I moved here finding out just how bad it is. Idiots use your blinkers!!!
BNB111 November 20, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Everyone here is correct, it's a dark road, the construction has forced the deers into the street and it's only 50 mph, people need to slow down, get off their phones and understand that you are operating a machine that has the power to take your life. I'm not sure what's wrong anymore with the younger generations always being in a hurry to get nowhere and now look what has happened!!!So very sorry for all the families that lost loved ones that day.


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