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.

Shannon February 16, 2013 at 04:33 AM
My heart is sad for this family. I was traveling Eastbound on Waugh Chapel yesterday.... At about 7:35 I was rounding that same curve when my car began to slide into oncoming traffic. I was able to correct and proceeded to my appointment more carefully. I cry every time I pass the accident site as I realize it could have been me. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Jessica K February 16, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Thank you all for your kind words and prayers. We certainly need them during this time. We are going to set up an account for Alexis's son Keon for his education. Hopefully we'll have more information for those who have asked, and like to make a donation. When the information becomes available I will post it here as well. Again Thank you all for the support, love, and prayers. Alexis "Allie" will be missed greatly and is loved by many.
stacey l February 17, 2013 at 03:52 AM
Rip baby girl love u so much and missing u like crazy and thxs to everyone fir their thought and prayers our family could use then thxs again
Joe Sanchez February 18, 2013 at 03:52 AM
nothing in paper yet, when is viewing and funeral
Scott McDonald February 21, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Terrible to here. I live on Vacation Dr right off Indian Summer dr on my way to work. I hit that same patch of ice at 5am that morning heading towards Rt 3. The same exact thing happen to me =\. The Ice pulled me over to the opposite side of the road, there was no oncoming traffic at 5am. I posted on FB that there was Ice on Waugh chapel rd around 5:30 and that it pulled me. I'm sorry this happen. It is so sad. My prayers go to the family and friends.


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