A husband is reeling from the loss of his wife and two children are missing their mother after a fiery crash on I-95 in Beltsville, Maryland.
Shana Subram, 57, was on her way to work about 4 a.m. Saturday when her Honda Civic crashed into three other cars and caught fire, sending plumes of smoke in the air, Maryland State Police said.
Subram was trapped in her car and died at the scene of the crash, police said.
"She's a good person. Giving," Subram's husband Hans Bergmann said.
Bergmann said Subram, the mother of their two children with autism, would always put others before herself.
She became a physician's assistant and chose to work with inmates at a jail in Baltimore.
Subram loved her job, but feared the long commute from their Rockville home.
"She wanted to leave this job for the longest time. It is very dangerous going there," Bergmann said.
Police suspected Subram might have been driving the wrong direction in the northbound lanes when she crashed head-on into a Mitsubishi Gallant and a BMW 325. Both cars smashed into a fourth vehicle, a Lexus RX350.
The BMW driver was partially thrown through the windshield, police say.
One person was taken to the hospital with burn injuries, police said.
The crash is still under investigation but Bergmann said he doubts Subram was driving the wrong way.
"Somebody hit her from behind and she started spinning around just at the exit," he said.
Police are still investigating.