GLEN BURNIE, Md. — A Glen Burnie family is completely shocked and devastated, struggling with the unimaginable; the loss of their 17-year-old son on Christmas night.
Stephen Carlisle was a high school junior and according to a GoFundMe page started by his family, he just celebrated his 17th birthday last week. They say he was an outgoing and charming young man who enjoyed sports, the outdoors and spending time with his family.
Anne Arundel County Police say Carlisle was with a group of teens, trying to cross the eastbound lanes of Route 100 and Oakwood Road around 7:45 on Tuesday night when Carlisle and a 15-year-old were hit by a Volkswagen driven by Lucille Langlois. The crash happened a mile from Carlisle's home in Glen Burnie.
He was killed and the 15-year-old Anne Arundel County student was transported to Shock Trauma with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Police say the car remained at the scene and believe the accident was caused by the teenagers unlawfully crossing the highway. There were no signs of excessive speed, drug or alcohol impairment. The Traffic Safety Section is handing the investigation and the case will be reviewed by the States Attorney.
According to the GoFundMe, Carlisle leaves behind his parents and two sisters who "will now have to face life without Stephen's charismatic personality and infectious smile." His family goes on to say they are raising money to help his parents with his burial costs.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools has reached out to support the Carlisle family and will also have supports for students at Phoenix Academy when they return from winter break.