Maryland State Police have released the identity of the four people killed in a wrong-way, two-car accident that shut down the eastbound lanes of Route 50 in Anne Arundel County early Saturday morning.
Authorities said that three of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene, while the fourth was pronounced dead en route to a local hospital.
The accident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning east of the intersection with Route 424. Investigators say that a car carrying three people was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of Route 50 when it struck the other vehicle head-on. Investigators also said that one of the vehicles briefly caught fire following the wreck.
The three victims in the car traveling westbound were identified as 18-year-old Breanna Marie Franco, 19-year-old Brittany Ann Walker, and 18-year-old Zachary Tyler Rose. The driver of the eastbound car has been identified as 55-year-old Terry Wayne Davis of Severna Park.
The eastbound lanes of Route 50 were closed for approximately four hours following the wreck.
An investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing.
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