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UPDATED: Two People Die in Head-On Collision on I-97

Kelly Lynn Whitt, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene. Jianguo Pan, 54, died at the hospital. Police said she was traveling the wrong way on the highway when she struck another car.

UPDATED- (12:46 p.m.) - Two people died Thursday morning following a head-on collision on Interstate 97 in the Millersville area.

Officials from the Maryland State Police (MSP) and Anne Arundel County Fire Department said they responded shortly after 1:30 a.m. Thursday to the area just north of Maryland Route 32.

MSP said the driver of a 2007 Hyundai Accent was traveling southbound in the northbound lane when she collided with the driver of a 2002 Honda Accord.

The driver of the Hyundai was Kelly Lynn Whitt, 25, of Pasadena, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Honda suffered serious injuries and MSP transported him via helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Police identified him as Jianguo Pan, 54, of Glen Burnie. MSP told WBAL radio that Pan died a few hours later at the hospital.

Interstate 97 was closed for about three hours Thursday morning, allowing the rescue chopper to land directly onto the highway.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

vw2003 June 20, 2012 at 04:12 PM
thank you! i dont know why everyone is making excuses, blaming the accident on something else! people need to pay attention when they drive! even if you are making a right there is a sign on the pole in front of you that says ONE WAY! if you can't drive park the car u are a danger to others!
Anonymous June 21, 2012 at 01:43 AM
I knew Kelley She was very sweet Good head on her shoulders She was not from the area
vw2003 June 21, 2012 at 11:04 AM
@ Diane really youth and inexperience? she was what 24/25 i dont know how long she was driving but it could have be for about 9 yrs if she got her license on time. i have news for you there are just as many if not more bad drivers that are older and experienced!
Diane in Odenton June 21, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Yes really. I remember being that age and being easily confused by directions, traffic patterns, etc. in areas that I was unfamiliar with.
vw2003 June 21, 2012 at 03:09 PM
i just dont think age is a factor

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