Police Identify Passengers of Fatal Collision in Glen Burnie

A head-on collision in Glen Burnie left four dead.

Anne Arundel County police released details in the initial investigation of a head-on collision in Glen Burnie Sunday afternoon that left four people dead, including a 3-year-old child.

Officers responded to Marley Neck Boulevard near Freeman Shores Road shortly after 1:30 p.m. The investigation revealed a 2009 Mazda 3 attempted to pass traffic, crossed a double yellow line and collided head-on with a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am driving southbound on Marley Neck Boulevard

The collision caused both vehicles to travel north, and one passenger was ejected from one of the vehicles.

Arriving personnel pronounced the victims dead at the scene.

Police identified the passengers of the Mazda as driver Joseph Allen Oliver Jr., 30, of Glen Burnie, and Crystal Jean Benton, 18, of Laurel. Investigators identified the passengers of the Pontiac as driver Brittney Marie Ziegler, 21, of Pasadena, and Lilly Renee Gross, 3, of Glen Burnie.

Police said excessive speed by the Mazda may have been a major contributing factor to the collision, and drugs or alcohol have not been determined to be a factor at this point. Traffic officers are continuing to investigate the incident.

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patrick November 19, 2012 at 11:23 PM
U don't need to waist tax payers dollar on lights. And road crews . Fact is people need to ve responcible and learn how to drive. To many jerks on the road and dumb ass kids with no respect for the dangers of driving .
common sense November 20, 2012 at 12:29 AM
What a stupid post. Think about what you write. What must be done is called following the laws.
Christine Hayes November 20, 2012 at 01:26 AM
I agree fully with each of u guys but YES IF THAT DRIVER STAYED ON HIS SIDE OF THE ROAD 4 PPL WOULD BE HOME WITH THIER FAMILIES BUT NOW 4 FAMILIES R HAVING TO DEAL WITH THIS HEARTACHE THAT DIDN'T NEED TO HAPPEN! ND MOST OF ALL A 3 YR OLD IS NOW GONE, I KNOW ITS SAD FOR THE OTHER 3 BEING 21 & 18 JUST STARTING THIER ADULT LIFE ND A GROWN MAN WHO WAS 30 HAD TO BE A FOOL, HE HAD BEEN DRIVING LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG. I HAVE 4 KIDS 20,18,15,3 nd if I would had gotten that call I would be insane, nd does any1 know if that sweet Lil angle was the daughter or family member to the driver? & the same with the girl in the car with the 30 yr old man was that his daughter, or family member? Bottom line is PPL NEEDS TO SLOW DOWN, MAINLY WITH ALOT MORE TEENAGERS DRIVING THESE DAYS. I ALSO THINK THAT CARS SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DRIVE BUT MAYBE 10 - 15 miles per hour over the speed limit. They should program a car to detect the roads speed limit nd then allow the car to go 10 - 15 Miles pre hour over,nd that's only if the road isn't really busy at the time. MY PRAYERS & THOUGHTS GO OUT TO EACH & EVERY PERSON WHO IS INVOLED IN THIS SAD & HEART BREAKING ACCIDENT. Christine :o( p.s THIS IS ANOTHER SNICELESS ACCIDENT THAT IS EXTREMELY HEARTBREAKING....
Gary Falls November 20, 2012 at 01:08 PM
My initial point of my post stated that something needs to be done about Marley Neck Blvd. and the condition it is in at the moment and future. With the developments of the very large communities continuing, there will be a considerable more amount of traffic on that road, 50 MPH is too fast for a two lane road that will see more congestion soon. There are no streetlights or traffic signals at the moment anywhere on that road to improve the safety issues. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their famillies of this tragedy. Hopefully the State and County will review this area and make adjustments.
Elizabeth November 20, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Isn't there room for both statements to be true? Yes, it's true that too many drivers are disobeying traffic laws more and more often. Isn't it also true that this incident highlights a problem on this roadway that local residents are all too familiar with? The ability to conduct discussions in these types of forums is valuable and there ought to be more civil discourse around serious matters. Traffic safety is in my opinion the absolute right use of tax dollars; when the Govt is collecting more and more of our money, in a county benefiting from new gambling revenues, investing in the continued safety of citizens should be a priority. County code requires developers to improve roadways and schools commensurate with their impact. Anyone who travels this road regularly has seen that this wasn't done with the building of Tanyard Cove. The frustration this causes drivers, rightly or wrongly, is only going to lead to more of these types of accidents not less. That leaves two choices: sue the builder, wait for the outcome, wait for the solution OR put it traffic lights, enforcement, and whatever else is necessary as quickly as possible and then go back and collect from the developer what their share of the costs were. I do not want to read that my senior parents who travel this road daily are the next victims.


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