Police ID Crofton Teen as Morning Crash Victim
Police said icy roads may have been a factor in the crash that killed 18-year-old Alexis Lewis in Gambrills.
Anne Arundel County Police have confirmed the identity of the victim in a crash Thursday morning in Gambrills, and said icy roads may have contributed to the accident.
Police said 18-year-old Alexis Lewis of Crofton died when her pickup truck collided with a cement truck on Waugh Chapel Drive. The impact of the crash ejected her from the truck and she died on the scene.
The crash happened at about 7:45 a.m. Thursday.
According to an account of the accident provided by police, Lewis was driving a Chevrolet S-10 pickup in the eastbound lane of Waugh Chapel Road, approaching the Village at Waugh Chapel shopping center. As she approached Silver Way, she lost control of the truck at a curve in the road, forcing the truck to turn counterclockwise, eventually striking a cement truck in the opposite lane.
The driver of the cement truck was not hurt.
Police said that a preliminary investigation suggest icy and wet roads may have been a factor in the crash.
The fatal accident was one of dozens of crashes Thursday as motorists struggled with road conditions. Police said that between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Thursday, there were more than 60 accidents reported in the county.