Two killed following crash on Veterans Highway

GLEN BURNIE, Md. - Two people are reported to have died following a fatal crash Wednesday morning along Veterans Highway in Glen Burnie.

The crash was reported at 9:02 a.m. Police said Veterans Highway was closed for several hours in both directions from Old Mill Road to Crain Highway.

"I was in my bedroom, and I heard a screech and just a loud, 'Boom!'" Said neighbor Tricia Howard. "I was looking around outside and I came out on the balcony, and saw what I thought was one car until I came out and then I saw it was two. After I found out what happened, it's just horrible."

Anne Arundel County police said a driver of a BMW, Anthony Lee Allen, 42, of Columbia was driving southbound on Veterans Highway at a speed "above the posted limit" when the driver lost control of the car, swerved into the northbound lane and was struck by an oncoming Chevy Cruze.

Allen, along with his passenger, Shane Brandon Snyder, were killed while the driver in the other vehicle, Vicki Michelle Collins, was transported to the hospital, where she is listed in serious but stable condition.

Speed and driver error appear to be contributing factors in the crash, police said. They are still looking into whether Wednesday morning's fog played a role in the accident.

"Accident investigators haven't mentioned that was a cause right now, but it does appear that traveling above the posted speed limit might be the cause right now," said Lt. T.J. Smith, with the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

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