Two Columbia Residents Killed in Anne Arundel Collision

Traffic was closed in both directions on Veterans Highway in Anne Arundel County while investigators combed over the scene of the collision.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
BY FRANK SMITH - Annapolis Patch

Police have identified the two victims, both from Columbia, killed in a Wednesday morning collision on Veterans Highway in Millersville in Anne Arundel County.

A preliminary investigation of the incident determined that while traveling south on Veterans Highway, a BMW driven by Anthony Lee Allen, 42, of Columbia, lost control and began to rotate counter-clockwise into oncoming traffic, police said. It was then T-boned by a Chevrolet, driven by Vicki Collins, of Glen Burnie.

Allen and a passenger in his vehicle, Shane Brandon Snyder, of Columbia, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to a release. Police did not provide Snyder's age.

Collins is in serious but stable condition at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie.

Police said their investigation determined excessive speed and driver error may have contributed to the wreck.

The two victims were found at the scene of the wreck at about 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to Anne Arundel County Fire Department Division Chief Keith Swindle. 

Anne Arundel County police provided traffic support for the busy highway, and at 9:30 a.m., closed traffic on a 1.5 mile stretch of Veterans Highway—from Crain Highway to Old Mill Road. The road was reopened three hours later.
dwb January 15, 2014 at 08:09 PM
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