Teens struck in hit-and-run

Police looking for dark Ford Expedition

PASADENA, Md. - UPDATE | The 15-year-old injured in the crash was pronounced dead Monday. The teen has been identified as Skylar Marion.

Skylar was a ninth-grader at Chesapeake High School. The school has been working with the familiy to provide as much support as possible since learning of the accident Friday night.

Chesapeake counselors were available today to talk with students and staff who had a need to discuss their feelings. There will be a team of additional counselors at the school tomorrow to assist students and staff again. Counselors will be available for as long as needed.

It is a narrow shoulder, barely wide enough to fit two feet.  We watched one guy get by on the grass along Mountain Rd. 

Two teens weren't as lucky.  Joe Wolfe saw the aftermath.

"The boy was unconscious.  The girl was complaining of her neck," said Joe Wolfe, who lives on Mountain Rd. 

Two days later, the 15-year-old boy is in "extremely critical condition," according to a spokesperson with Anne Arundel County Police.  A 13-year-old girl is recovering. 

"It knocked their shoes off of them, and the shoes were out in the road," said Wolfe. 

Witnesses describe a dark colored Ford Expedition.  There is front end damage to the passenger side, including the headlight and hood. 

It happened on Mountain Rd. at Alvin Dr. around 9:30 Friday night.

"Mountain Road is probably the most dangerous road I've ever seen.  People fly up and down here.  They're not supposed to; it's only a 40 miles per hour speed limit," said Cynthia Zwobot, who operates a snow cone stand on Mountain Rd.    

Police say three teens were walking with the flow of traffic when the car hit two of them.

"They were shook up and the girl said that she really didn't know what hit them," said Zwobot.    

But witnesses and police are convinced the driver knew what he hit before leaving the scene.

"Why would you leave children or anybody on the road?  I mean, it might have been a matter of life and death," said Zwobot.    

The 13-year-old girl is out of the hospital, but family members surround the 15-year-old boy who remains in critical condition.

Police are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the Traffic Safety Section at (410) 222-8573.


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