From Maryland State Police:
On Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at approximately 2:14 p.m. troopers responded to MD Route 152 (Mountain Road) and Old Joppa Road, Fallston, Maryland, for a serious motor vehicle crash.
Preliminarily investigation revealed that a 1999 Saturn, operated by Hanna Mackensie Kriss, 18 yoa, 100 block of Theodora Court, Forest Hill, Maryland, was traveling northbound on Route 152 prior to Old Joppa Road. The Saturn crossed the double yellow center line and sideswiped a 2011 Toyota Avalon, operated by Sandy Lee Rohe, 44 yoa, 2500 Beverly Drive, Joppa, Maryland. After striking the Toyota, the Saturn continued traveling on the wrong side of the road subsequently striking a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban head on. The Chevrolet was operated by Dereke Michael Hoch, 28 yoa, 900 block of Palm Tree Circle, Glen Burnie, Maryland. The front seat passenger of the Chevrolet was identified as Michael Craig Burke, 34 yoa, 7700 block of Woodlawn Ave, Pasadena, Maryland. After the collision the Chevrolet caught fire and became engulfed. Both occupants were able to free themselves from the vehicle prior to emergency personnel arriving at the scene.
Investigators have been unable to determine why Kriss crossed the center line. Kriss was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel.
The operator of the Toyota, Sandy Rohe, was not injured.
The operator of the Chevrolet (Dereke Hoch) was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with non-life threatening injuries. The passenger (Michael Burke) was transported to Bayview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Troopers are continuing to investigate the crash. Route 152 remained closed for several hours while the scene was investigated. A personal injury lawyer has been contacted to help with the investigation.