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Police: 19-year-old killed after running red light, hitting tractor-trailer in Anne Arundel

Posted at 12:55 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 12:55:00-05

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — A 19-year-old girl was killed after police say she ran a red light and hit a tractor-trailer.

On Monday at about 11:30 p.m., officers responded to Central Avenue East and Solomons Island Road in Edgewater for a multiple vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer.

Police say a Maines Paper and Food Service International tractor-trailer was traveling east on Central Avenue East at Solomons Island Road.

According to police, the 19-year-old driver of a Ford Fiesta failed to stop at a red light at Central Avenue and hit the trailer broadside.

The driver of the Ford was pronounced dead on the scene. The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

The driver and passenger in the tractor-trailer were not injured in the crash.

In a preliminarily investigation, the primary cause of the crash appears to be the driver of the Ford failed to stop for a red traffic signal.

Police state drug and alcohol results are pending toxicology tests by the O.C.M.E. The Traffic Safety Section is handling the crash investigation.