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3/12/2018 - Police: Heroin Use Suspected in Deadly Crash - Click here to print this information

(Annapolis, MD) WNAV -- Just before 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Anne Arundel County police responded to a crash that turned deadly. Police say heroin is likely a contributing factor.

An elderly woman died after being transported to Shock Trauma. She is identified as 81-year-old Laurel Dawn Zeiler of Arnold. Her passenger, a 57-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries.

Police say a speeding vehicle driven by a 27-year-old man from Queenstown crossed a centerline while heading east on Busch's Frontage Road, sideswiped Ms. Zeiler's vehicle before going into a spin and then, it was struck by an oncoming pickup truck.

The driver of the Taurus, described as speeding, is identified as Christopher Dillehunt. He is at Shock Trauma, along with passenger 24-year-old Tammy Lynn Lawson, also of Queenstown. Their injuries are critical.

Police say the cause of the accident is speeding and failure to stay in the lane. It is believed heroin use is contributing factor.

There were two people in the pickup truck that hit Dillehunts car. They suffered minor injuries and were transported to the local hospital. They are from Lothian.

Results of the investigation will be sent to the states attorney for possible criminal charges.

(See WNAV Facebook post for more on drivers' impaired by heroin)

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