Reports Show Dundalk Driver in Fatal Crash was Intoxicated
Toxicology reports show that Victoria DeAngelo had a blood-alcohol content of 0.18 and had evidence of narcotic painkillers in her system.
Toxicology reports show that the driver of a fatal wrong-way crash on the Baltimore Beltway Thanksgiving weekend was drunk and had taken narcotic analgesics.
Victoria DeAngelo, 21, of the 2300 block of Searles Road, crashed into another car as she drove on the wrong side of the Beltway on the Curtis Creek bridge, killing herself and a 3-year-old White Marsh girl.
Reports from the Chief Medical Examiner's Office show that DeAngelo's blood-alcohol content was 0.18, and she also had Tramadol, a narcotic painkiller, in her blood, according to Sgt. Jonathan Green, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Transportation.
DeAngelo was driving a Chevrolet Cobalt the wrong way on the outer loop of I-695 at about 10 p.m. Nov. 25, when she crashed into a Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Kimberly Taylor, 29, of White Marsh.
DeAngelo was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Green.
Taylor was taken to the University of Maryland's R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries. She was still being treated at the trauma center as of Monday, according to Green.
Taylor's 3-year-old daughter, Lily Kelley, was taken to Johns Hopkins Hopsital, where she died. Taylor's other daughter, 2-month-old Mackenzie Kelley, was treated for less serious injuries at Johns Hopkins.
"We believe at this point in the investigation that she got on to the Beltway by using the exit ramp from the outer loop to Quarantine Road," Green said Tuesday. "In essence, she entered at Exit 1 going the wrong way on Quarantine Road to the Beltway."
The crash occurred on the drawbridge span, about one-tenth of a mile from the actual lifting mechanism, Green said.