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HHS Grad in Fatal Crash was Intoxicated, Reports Show

Victoria DeAngelo had evidence of narcotic painkillers and blood-alcohol content of 0.18 in her system, according to toxicology reports.

Toxicology reports show that the driver in a fatal wrong-way crash on the Baltimore Beltway Nov. 25 was drunk and had taken narcotic analgesics.

Victoria DeAngelo, 21, of the 2300 block of Searles Rd. in Dundalk, crashed into another car as she drove on the wrong side of the Beltway on the Curtis Creek bridge, killing herself and a 3-year-old White Marsh girl.

Reports from the Chief Medical Examiner's Office show that DeAngelo's blood-alcohol content was 0.18, and she also had Tramadol, a narcotic painkiller, in her blood, according to Sgt. Jonathan Green, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Transportation.

DeAngelo, a '09 graduate of Havre de Grace High School, was driving a Chevrolet Cobalt the wrong way on the outer loop of I-695 at about 10 p.m. Nov. 25, when she crashed into a Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Kimberly Taylor, 29, of White Marsh.

"We believe at this point in the investigation that she got on to the Beltway by using the exit ramp from the outer loop to Quarantine Road," Green said Tuesday. "In essence, she entered at Exit 1 going the wrong way on Quarantine Road to the Beltway."

DeAngelo was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Green.

Taylor was taken to the University of Maryland's R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries. She was still being treated at the trauma center as of Monday, according to Green.

Taylor's 3-year-old daughter, Lily Kelley, was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she died. Taylor's other daughter, 2-month-old Mackenzie Kelley, was treated for less serious injuries at Johns Hopkins.

The crash occurred on the drawbridge span, about one-tenth of a mile from the actual lifting mechanism, Green said.

Caroline December 05, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Sad to think an innocent 3 year old and a 21 year old with so much life before them lost their lives to drugs.
Nettie Owens December 05, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Prayers for the mothers of these children who must be suffering beyond belief right now.

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