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Two teens remembered after deadly beltway car crash

Posted at 11:43 PM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 23:45:10-04

Family and friends remembered two Baltimore County teens who died in a car crash last week at a vigil at Franklin High School Thursday night. 

"She knew me more than anybody else in this world," said Hannah Smith.

Smith shared a name and everything else with her best friend Hannah Goodman.

"Every time I had a problem I would go to her and ask her how to deal with it.  I have other people but it’s just not the same," Smith said.

Goodman and friend Matthias Listwan were riding in the backseat of a car that crashed last Thursday along I-695 in Baltimore County.  Franklin High School, where Goodman would've been a sophomore this year; and Listwan a graduate.

"He was so nice to me and he told me how much he loved me and how much I meant to him and it just, that’s probably what I’ll remember most," Listwan's friend, Nicole Vogel, told WMAR 2 News.

With hugs and tears, these young people now face a tough reality.

"She gave me laughs.  She gave me joy, she made me happy.  Even though now I know that she’s not here, physically, I know that she’s somewhere watching and that lets me sleep a little bit at night," said Goodman's friend, Connor Wienner.

Those who loved these two young people want answers.  But mostly they want to focus on cherished memories.

"She was an intimate part of my life.  She would use my house to cook and bake.  We baked together, we cooked together we went and shopped together and did everything together," said Peggy Goodman, Goodman's grandmother.

"I’m going to miss her personality, her full of life and laughing, energy. She was a happy person, a fun person she enjoyed life, we’re going to miss her," Gil Goodman, Goodman's grandfather, told WMAR 2 News.

Maryland State Police is investigating this crash.  Two other teens were in the front seat of the car.  Police are not saying who was driving.  Alcohol and speed may have been factors.