Havre de Grace Alumna Killed Driving Wrong Way on Beltway

Two people were killed in a crash Sunday night near the Curtis Creek drawbridge.

A head-on collision Sunday night on Interstate 695, near the Curtis Creek drawbridge, claimed two lives, including that of a Havre de Grace High School graduate and a White Marsh toddler. 

Victoria DeAngelo, 21, drove her Chevrolet Cobalt the wrong direction on the outer loop of I-695 at about 10 p.m. Sunday. She then crashed into a Hyundai Santa Fe at 10:01 p.m., according to Sgt. Jonathan Green, a Maryland Transportation Authority Police spokesman. 

DeAngelo, who is from Darlington and was living in Dundalk, was pronounced dead at the scene, Green confirmed. 

The driver of the Hyundai Santa Fe, 29-year-old Kimberly Taylor, a White Marsh resident, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious injuriesTaylor's daughter, 3-year-old Lily Kelley, was rushed to Johns Hopkins, where she died. Taylor's other daughter, 2-month-old Mackenzie Kelley, was also taken to Johns Hopkins, where she is in stable condition, according to Green.

Firefighters had to rip the roofs off of the Hyundai and the Chevrolet to get the occupants out, reported The Baltimore Sun, and Interstate 695 eastbound was shut down near the crash site from 10 p.m. to nearly 3 a.m.

Maryland Transportation Authority Police continue to investigate. "It appears that Victoria DeAngelo entered the outer loop of the beltway using the wrong ramp [Exit 1] and going the wrong direction," Green said.

DeAngelo graduated from Havre de Grace High School in 2009.

Hollee Sifford November 27, 2012 at 06:17 PM
So sad and so tragic:( Another young life gone to soon....Just seems like in the past two weeks the dangers of driving are taking our youth.....Paryers go out to ALL the families
Hollee Sifford November 27, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Noelle Joy Batykefer December 04, 2012 at 05:38 AM
Did they ever figure out why she was driving on the wrong side of the beltway?
Brian December 05, 2012 at 06:21 PM
That exit is currently under construction. It is my guess that she thought she was turning onto Fort Smallwood Rd off of the entrance of Quarantine Rd. when actually Ft. Smallwood is at the next light about twenty yards down. It is confusing and I bet coupled with the drugs and alcohol, it was very confusing.
Ken Witt December 05, 2012 at 07:22 PM
My heart aches for Miss Taylor having lost her 3-year-old daughter. She must be devastated.


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