Glen Burnie, MD (Arundel.news & AAFA) - We are learning more information about a single vehicle accident Saturday, that left a Pasadena woman dead and two children with serious injuries. It happened around 3:15 P.M., 3/20/21 when a Scion sedan exited Route 10 northbound near Ordinance Road. The accident was first reported by Anne Arundel First Alert, as first responders worked to extricate the passengers. Three of the occupants were critically injured when the car left the roadway and rolled into a wooded area. The exit ramp from Route 10 north had to be shut down for an extended time, so that emergency vehicles could safely tend to the victims.
According to the Anne Arundel County Police, the driver of the Scion, 45 year old Stephanie Vonbargen of Pasadena, died on the scene. Police say Vonbargen's vehicle lost control due to high speed. The ramp and surrounding area to 695 has been the site of numerous rollovers and other serious collisions over the years due to speed. As reported, witnesses on the scene confirmed to AAFA that the vehicle rolled several times. First responders also indicated a violent series of impacts as the car struck multiple trees in the wooded area near the exit ramp.
The Traffic Safety Division of Anne Arundel County Police is investigating the accident, and say that it is still to early to determine if drugs or alcohol played any role. Read the full release of information from the Anne Arundel County Police below:
Fatal Traffic Crash / Glen Burnie
"On March 20, 2021 at approximately 3:15 pm, officers responded to the area of MD Route 10 northbound at the exit ramp for Ordinance Road.
A Scion sedan was traveling northbound on MD Route 10 near the exit ramp for Ordinance Road. The Scion was being operated at a high rate of speed and lost control, leaving the roadway into the northbound gore. After leaving the roadway, the Scion struck several trees and came to rest.
The driver of the Scion was pronounced deceased at the scene by Anne Arundel County Fire Department paramedics. Two passengers of the Scion were transported to an area Hospital with serious injuries.
The primary cause of the collision is the driver of Scion operating in a negligent manner. It is unknown at this time if drugs and/or alcohol are a contributing factor in this collision. The collision is currently under investigation by the Traffic Safety Section."
2009 Scion tC
Stephanie Lynne Vonbargen (Fatal injuries)
45 years of age
Juvenile female (Life threatening injuries)
Juvenile female (Serious injuries)