Heroin Believed to Be a Factor in Maryland Crash That Killed 81-Year-Old Woman

Police believe heroin use factored in a crash that killed an 81-year-old woman in Annapolis, Maryland, Sunday afternoon.

Shortly before 2 p.m., a Ford Taurus was traveling east in the 300 block of Buschs Frontage Road at a high speed when it apparently crossed the centerline and sideswiped a Toyota Camry. The Camry is believed to have spun out and been T-boned by a Ford F-150, Anne Arundel County police said.

The driver of the Camry was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore where she died, police said. She was identified as 81-year-old Laurel Dawn Zeiler of Arnold. Her family has been notified.

Two people in the Taurus also were taken to Shock Trauma with critical injuries, police said. The passenger in the Camry and two people in the F-150 were taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries.

Excessive speed and use of heroin are believed to be factors in the crash, police said.

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