Terrible news out of Anne Arundel County this morning. A 33 year old woman was killed and her 5 year old daughter were injured when another vehicle struck her in the rear, forcing her directly into the path of a commercial garbage truck. According to the Baltimore Sun, Anne Arundel Police have not released the victim’s names.
Apparently after the garbage truck struck the vehicle, both vehicles caught on fire. Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Lavelas Luckey was the hero who saved the child. Petty Officer Luckey was on his way to work when he came upon the accident. He freed the child from the back seat and attempted to save the mother as well.
The child was taken to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Trauma Center in Baltimore. Tragically, the mother died at the seen due to injuries sustained. The accident happened on Ordinance Road in Glen Burnie. Early indications are that drugs and alcohol are not factors in this accident.