Teen Dies In One of 60 Morning Crashes in Anne Arundel Co.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — An 18-year-old is dead following her vehicle’s collision with a cement truck in Anne Arundel County Thursday morning.

A spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department says 60 crashes were reported between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Thursday as a result of icy conditions.

Alexis Kari Lewis, of the 2000 block of Lake Grove Lane in Crofton, was driving her Chevrolet truck east on Waugh Chapel Road at around 7:45 a.m. when it began to rotate in a counterclockwise direction going around a curve.

The vehicle continued to rotate, crossing the double yellow line and striking a cement mixer, which was traveling west. Both vehicles continued toward the shoulder of the road, striking the guardrail. Lewis was ejected during the crash and sustained fatal injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gerald Maurice Carpenter, 60, was the driver of the cement mixer. He was not injured.

Police say there is evidence to suggest that wet and icy roads may have contributed to the crash.

Treacherous conditions could be found across the region Thursday morning as a number of main thoroughfares were forced to close due to accidents and slick surfaces.

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