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Report: Intoxicated Driver Caused Crash Killing White Marsh Toddler

Toxicology reports show that Victoria DeAngelo had a blood-alcohol content of 0.18 and had evidence of narcotic painkillers in her system.

Toxicology reports show that the driver of a fatal wrong-way crash on the Baltimore Beltway Thanksgiving weekend was drunk and had taken narcotic analgesics.

Victoria DeAngelo, 21, of the 2300 block of Searles Road in Dundalk, crashed into another car as she drove on the wrong side of the Beltway on the Curtis Creek bridge, killing herself and a 3-year-old White Marsh girl.

Reports from the Chief Medical Examiner's Office show that DeAngelo's blood-alcohol content was 0.18, and she also had Tramadol, a narcotic painkiller, in her blood, according to Sgt. Jonathan Green, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Transportation.

DeAngelo was driving a Chevrolet Cobalt the wrong way on the outer loop of I-695 at about 10 p.m. Nov. 25, when she crashed into a Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Kimberly Taylor, 29, of White Marsh.

DeAngelo was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Green.

Taylor was taken to the University of Maryland's R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries. She was still being treated at the trauma center as of Monday, according to Green.

Taylor's 3-year-old daughter, Lily Kelley, was taken to Johns Hopkins Hopsital, where she died. Taylor's other daughter, 2-month-old Mackenzie Kelley, was treated for less serious injuries at Johns Hopkins.

"We believe at this point in the investigation that she got on to the Beltway by using the exit ramp from the outer loop to Quarantine Road," Green said Tuesday. "In essence, she entered at Exit 1 going the wrong way on Quarantine Road to the Beltway."

The crash occurred on the drawbridge span, about one-tenth of a mile from the actual lifting mechanism, Green said.

Sam Battle December 04, 2012 at 10:00 PM
WHERE in the world is the drunk driver registry at ?? I can only bet she has a record of this in the past as does most drunks and they will continue to drink and kill till they are put on a registry so we all know who they are and can protect our families as we do with sex offenders ??? They tell us that the sex offenders registry is working beyond belief and if that is so true we need to look to expanding it to other type of criminals or is it just smoking mirrors ???
gabe December 06, 2012 at 11:48 AM
You drink you drive, you should lose your license permanently. Lets get tough.
Tim December 06, 2012 at 01:56 PM
That would definitely get the job done. It'd also do more harm to the economy then you might think. I guess it would depend on the parameter set. If they implemented this type of rule, I'd almost never go out to a bar ever again.
Tim December 06, 2012 at 02:02 PM
What I mean is this: If you get pulled and blow .10 or more, then absolutely, one and done - at least for a few years. If you get into an accident harming others, again, let them sit for a few years carless. but I am sure I drive at something over .00 on occasion, but under the legal DUI limit of .08 from time to time. It's because I frequent NEARBY, locally owned establishments. In a pure zero tolerance scenario, people like me (and there are tons of us, don't pretend there aren't) would stop taking the chance. Let's not also forget the fact that not only was this woman driving absolutely blasted, but she was on painkillers as well. There isn't a word for how irresponsible this person was.

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