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UPDATE: Joppa Accident Claims Teen's Life

The accident took place between Joppa and Fallston Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATE (7:25 p.m.)—A head-on collision claimed the life of an 18-year-old Forest Hill woman Tuesday afternoon.

Around 2:14 p.m. a head-on collision took place in the area of Old Joppa Road and Mountain Road in Fallston, according to Sgt. Jeffrey Kloiber with the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack.

Hanna Mackensie Kriss, 18, of the 100 block of Theodora Court in Forest Hill, was driving north on Mountain Road when her 1999 Saturn crossed the double-yellow line in the area of Old Joppa Road, according to a release from state police.

The Saturn sideswiped a 2011 Toyota Avalon, driven by 44-year-old Sandy Rohe of the 2500 block of Beverly Drive in Joppa, according to police.

The Saturn continued on the wrong side of the road after hitting the Avalon and hit a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban head-on. Both the driver of the Suburban, Dereke Michael Hoch, 28, of the 800 block of Palm Tree Circle in Glen Burnie, and his front seat passenger, Michael Craig Burke, 34, of the 7700 block of Woodlawn Avenue in Pasadena, got out of the car before emergency crews arrived at the scene, police said.

Following the crash the Suburban caught fire and became engulfed in flames.

Kriss was pronounced dead at the scene, according to state plice. Investigators are not sure why she crossed the center line.

Rohe was not injured in the crash, but Hoch was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment and Burke was taken Bayview Medical Center. Neither men suffered life-threatening injuries.

Fish August 21, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Hannah was an amazing person. I cheered with her and she was the best dancer on the team. No pressure ever got to her and she made it look easy. Whenever the team was stressed out she would give the best pep talks and help us be ready to compete. Without her I don't know how I would have made it though. Everyone on the team was a family and we were all so close. I am still praying for her family. Heaven got a beautiful and talented angel up there and now she is in a better place to dance her heart out
Bob August 21, 2012 at 06:27 PM
yea it was definatly and cell phone come on its a 18yr old female........ uhhhh im definatly with chuck .... good call chuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jvm August 29, 2012 at 02:23 AM
"Chuckles" and "Bob" together they make a complete ass.
Linda August 30, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Bob, you should learn to spell if you want to comment and be an ass!!!
Bob August 30, 2012 at 05:22 PM
FYI, this is not the same Bob as me. I never conclusively said it was a cell phone - I merely pointed out the statistical likelihood.

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