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Germantown Teen Fatally Struck In Car Accident

Driver stayed on the scene, police investigating cause



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    A 15-year-old girl was fatally struck by a car while walking to Seneca Valley High School, where she was a 10th grader.

    Montgomery County Police responded to the scene at the intersection of Germantown Road and Wisteria Drive in Germantown.

    According to police, 27-year-old Kevin Carlson was headed northbound on Wisteria Drive when he struck Christina Morris-Ward around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

    News4 spoke with Morris-Ward's mother near the scene of the accident. “I don’t know what to feel right now,” Gwendolyn Ward told Pat Collins. “I just can’t believe my daughter’s not here.”

    Ward described her youngest child as “goofy,” a girl who loved Facebook and taking pictures, was a good student, and “made everybody laugh.”


    Carlson stayed on the scene and spoke with authorities. Montgomery County's collision reconstruction unit is currently investigating the cause of the accident. The road has reopened.

    Seneca Valley High School is bringing in grief counselors.

    "She's gone too soon," Ward told Collins. "I just can't believe my daughter is not here."