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Severn Teen Dies When Struck By Car In Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Police in Anne Arundel County say a teenager is dead after being struck by a car while trying to cross a road in Annapolis.

Police say the accident happened Friday just after 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Solomons Island Road and West Street. Police say 18-year-old Ajia Marketta Owens of Severn was trying to cross Solomons Island Road when she was struck by a vehicle.

Police say that at the time of the collision it was raining heavily and that Owens was wearing dark clothing. She was not crossing at a marked crosswalk. Police say there is no evidence that the driver that hit Owens was driving recklessly or speeding.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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