ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY (WUSA) -- Four died when two cars collided head-on, the Anne Arundel County Police spokesperson said.
Police say the accident happened just after 1:30 p.m. on Sunday on Marley Neck Blvd. and Freeman Shores Road in the Glen Burnie area.
Police say one car was traveling northbound on Marley Neck Boulevard and attempted to pass traffic across a double yellow line. The car then hit another vehicle, which was traveling in a southbound lane, head-on. The second vehicle overturned and was pushed backwards about 75 feet before coming to rest on the east side of the roadway. The first car went another 100 feet and broke apart before stopping in the southbound lane. That car's engine landed in a wooded area 60 feet west of the roadway. The passenger was ejected when the car broke apart, say authorities.
People who died in the crash, were 30-year-old Joseph Allen Oliver Jr. of Glen Burnie, Md., 18-year-old Crystal Jean Benton of Laurel, Md. and 21-year-old Brittney Marie Ziegler of Pasadena, Md. and Lilly Renee Gross.
Oliver was driving the first car. Ziegler was driving the second car.
Police say the first car's excessive speed may be a big factor in the accident but they are still investigating the crash.