1 dead, 4 seriously injured in Anne Arundel crash

WASHINGTON — One woman is dead and four others have been taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after an early morning crash in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, police said.

Keona Johnson, 21, of Washington, D.C., was thrown from her passenger seat when the car she was in — a 2006 Mitsubishi — slammed into a tree along the Baltimore -Washington Parkway at Route 175 just before 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel.

Four others were taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious, life-threatening injuries.

The injured include the driver, Sekaya D. Cogdell, 24, of Forestville, Maryland;Tyesha M. Jacob, 22, of Suitland, Maryland; Tyrese M. Hicks, 26, of Washington, D.C.; and Amanda C. Burgess, 30, of Temple Hills, Maryland.

Police said they don’t know what caused the car to veer off the road and continue to investigate.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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