Meade Grads Among 4 Killed in Route 50 Crash
The victims included 2011 graduate Zachary Tyler Rose, 18, and Brittany Ann Walker, 18, who graduated in 2010.
Two recent Meade High School graduates were among those killed in a multi-car crash on Route 50 early Saturday morning, a school spokesman confirmed.
A total of four people died in a head-on collision, in which Maryland State Police said one of the cars was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Route 50 when it struck another car.
Those killed include Zachary Tyler Rose, 18, who graduated from Meade High in 2011, and Brittany Ann Walker, 19, who graduated from the school in 2010.
Breanna Marie Franco, 18, of Severna Park, also died.
Maryland State Police said all three teens were in the same car traveling the wrong way, and that they believe Walker was driving.
Police identified the driver of the other car as Terry Wayne Davis, 55, of Severna Park.
Police are investigating to determine if alcohol or speed were factors in the crash.
Anne Arundel County Schools spokesman Bob Mosier said counselors would be available at Meade High School this week to speak with students and staff.
According to an obituary posted at the Dignity Memorial website, Rose lived in Jessup and often went by the name “Buggy.” He is survived by his parents, James G. Rose and Terri R. Koscinski, and two brothers, Nicholas and Clinton.
A woman identifying herself as Meade High School principal Yolanda Clark wrote a message on the obituary's online guestbook offering condolences on behalf of the school.
"We are so sorry for your loss," she wrote. "This time is so difficult and there will be lots of questions. Just know that the Meade High Family send to you our deepest sympathy and prayers to your family as you struggle with this great loss."
Visitation for Rose will be from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home, 7250 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. Funeral services will be held there at 2 p.m. Friday. Interment will be private.
Funeral arrangements for Walker were not immediately available.
WJZ-TV in Baltimore reported that Walker was raised by her grandparents in Hanover. Her grandfather, Norman Walker, described her as “a caring, beautiful girl.”
Norman Walker told the TV station that his granddaughter was a nursing student at Anne Arundel County Community College and worked at a pizzeria to help pay tuition.
A search of online case records revealed that Walker was fined $290 in October 2010 after police said she was driving 91 mph in a 65 mph zone near Hagerstown.