Police Investigate Double Fatal Head-On Crash

DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Two people are dead following a head-on collision in Anne Arundel County.

Tracey Leong has the story.

Investigators believe this accident was caused by driver error. Alcohol may have been a factor.

The two cars crashed head-on Monday night on Central Avenue West near Beards Point Road in Davidsonville.

“Sadly, both drivers died as a result of the impact,” said Justin Mulcahy, Anne Arundel County police.

Police say 22-year-old Nicholas Cassidy was driving a black Audi on Central Avenue West when he lost control, drifting over the center line and hitting 60-year-old Marie Higgs’ silver Yaris head-on. Police say Higgs was pronounced dead at the scene and Cassidy later died at the hospital.

“I’m not surprised there was a collision on this stretch of the road because there has been a lot lately,” said Anna Miller, who lives nearby. “There’s been a couple cyclists hit, a couple accidents with prom last spring. It’s a busy road.”

Miller lives in the area and uses Central Avenue West frequently.

“A lot of traffic on it but people drive as if they are in the country and don’t pay attention,” she said.

Police advise everyone to use extra caution whenever they’re on the roads.

“Remind motorists out there to be vigilant, drive a safe distance and safe speeds and never get behind the wheel if you have had alcohol,” Mulcahy said.

Police say there was an odor of alcohol coming from Cassidy’s car but they need to wait for toxicology reports to come back to determine if that was a factor.

This year, police say there have been 28 deaths as a result of car accidents in Anne Arundel County.

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