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.

Dan Weinstein February 14, 2013 at 09:39 PM
We will miss her dearly. Rest in peace Alexis.
Sharon Gills February 14, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Oh my gosh this is just so tragic. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
Justin February 14, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Did they set up any kind of fund for her?
Denise February 14, 2013 at 10:59 PM
So sad. Prayers for her family. Who is "Wilson" in the article that you mention above? Was there someone else in the vehicle?
Dan Weinstein February 14, 2013 at 11:20 PM
I believe they spelled it wrong in the article, its Lewis. They got the vehicle wrong as well, it was a chevy suv not a truck . She was on her way to work and was a very dear friend of ours, so sad. Prayers to her family.
tom February 15, 2013 at 12:06 AM
It sounds like perhaps she wasn't wearing her seatbelt. That normally seems to be the case when someone is ejected from a vehicle. There's no mention of this in the story, but quite possible she might have survived had she not been ejected. I'm not trying to blame the victim, just hoping her tragedy might save the life of someone else. Seatbelts do save lives.
Nicole Slaughter February 15, 2013 at 12:48 AM
She was a single mother of an infant son. My prayers go out to her and her family!
Susan Dunn Valentine February 15, 2013 at 02:03 AM
My prayers go out to her family.
Heather Marie February 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out the her family! Will they e setting up a fund for her son? I would live to donate!
Heather Marie February 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM
Like to donate
Mike Davie February 15, 2013 at 02:37 PM
Traffic detour control by AA County Police up until at least 11 AM certainly left a lot to be desired. They blocked the entire entry to westbound Waugh Chapel Road from the 3 left turn lanes coming from northbound Route 3, making all vehicles turn onto Route 3 south into traffic from eastbound Waugh Chapel Road turning right with a green traffic light. They should have either blocked the northbound route 3 left turn lanes, or allowed the left turn traffic to proceed onto Waugh Chapel as far as the Village entrance or the entry to senior housing across from the village. Both dangerous and idiotic!
Kim O'Brien February 15, 2013 at 02:58 PM
The accident was right in front of my daughter's school. I feel like it could of happened to any one of us. The roads were so icy and AA co schools should have been delayed! So sorry for the family's loss.....my prayers are with you all.
Karen February 15, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Dan, Thanks for weighing in as a friend of this young woman who left us too soon. I hope she is remembered well by all who loved her, and that people will step up and help support those who will be raising her son. Maybe this is one place where you can let members of the community know how we can help. FYI, sometimes SUVs are referred to as 'light trucks'.
Tim Lemke (Editor) February 15, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Regarding the truck, the information we have from police was that it was a Chevy S-10 Extreme. But I did not see the vehicle personally. To reiterate what Karen said, please let us know if there is anything the community can do to help. I am happy to try and spread the word here on Patch.
Dan Weinstein February 15, 2013 at 07:04 PM
I will absolutely let this site know, when a fundraiser gets set up or if help is needed in anyway. It all hasn't sunk in that she's gone yet, she was just at our house picking up her son my daughters watched for her wed.evening. So hard to believe that she's here one day and gone the next.
Nancy Rexroad February 15, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Alexis you are sorely missed at work..my prayers go out to the Lewis family and her baby. Hope we as a community get a fundraiser for the baby
Nancy Rexroad February 15, 2013 at 09:13 PM
sorry you are upset Mike...about the minor inconviences in diverting traffic ( I travel the same route and didn't find it that inconvient or dangerous). What is a real tragedy is this young lady lost her life
Denise February 15, 2013 at 09:43 PM
Dan, this is so sad. I'm sorry for your loss and her family's loss.
Denise February 15, 2013 at 09:57 PM
Roads were horrible! I felt a few icy patches that morning while driving my daughter to high school, and I was one of the slower drivers. When my son's bus driver picked him up a half hour after I came back from taking my daughter, I said to him, "You know it's icy out here, right, please be careful." I cannot stop thinking about how tragic this is. The roads should have been treated.
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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