Wrong-Way Driver’s Family Heartbroken After Fatal Head-On Crash On Route 50
DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Brittany Walker, 19, was one of the four people killed in a two-car crash on Route 50 in Anne Arundel County.
Wejia Jiang spoke with her family.
Less than 24 hours after the crash, the family of Brittany Walker is very distraught. And they tell WJZ, it was their little girl that was driving the car that may have caused the tragedy.
This is how family members of Brittany Walker, 19, will remember her:
“As a caring, beautiful girl,” Norman Walker, Brittany Walker’s grandfather, said.
Norman Walker and his wife raised Brittany Walker as their own daughter, and now feel the pain parents would.
On Saturday 3:30 a.m., Brittany Walker and three others were killed on Route 50 east of Maryland 424 in Davidsonville. It was a head-on collision that ended in a fire.
Norman Walker tells WJZ it was his granddaughter who was behind the wheel of a car going the wrong way.
“This vehicle that was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Route 50 carrying three passengers struck head-on a single passenger vehicle,” Elena Russo of the Maryland State Police said.
The Walkers say their grandaughter left their home in Hanover at 11 p.m. on Friday to go to a party with friends.
“My wife told her to be careful and she said she would so,” Norman Walker said. “I don’t know if alcohol was related or not. I just don’t.”
And neither do police– yet.
A crash team is still investigating, but identify the two others who were in the same car as Walker as 18-year-olds Breanna Franco and Zachary Rose.
Brittany Walker, a Meade High School graduate, took nursing classes at Anne Arundel Community College and worked at a pizzeria to pay for them.
Norman Walker– too emotional to share much more– aches for another moment with her.
“I would just hold her, and tell her I love her,” he said.
Police are not releasing the name of the fourth victim who was the lone occupant of the car that was going the right way on Route 50.
Police say a few hours before the crash, callers also reported a driver going the wrong way on I-97. They are investigating whether it was the same car.