Glenelg HS student charged in single-vehicle crash

An 18-year-old Glenelg High School student faces reckless driving charges after her Honda Accord packed with five passengers was involved in single-vehicle crash less than a mile from the school Monday.

Gabrielle Sturgeon, of Woodbine, was charged with traveling in excess of speeds prudent, reckless driving, negligent driving and failure to reduce speed in dangerous weather conditions, according to Howard County Police.

Police said the students sustained “very minor” injuries in the crash, which occurred at 2:22 p.m. on Monday, April 29 near the 3500 block of Sharp Road near Musgrove Farm Court.

After the incident, all of the students were transported to a hospital to be evaluated as a precaution, with one student receiving stitches for a cut on his arm, according to police.

Police said speed and weather were contributing factors. 

Four of the students were sitting in the back seat, where there are only three seatbelts, according to police.

Four of the five passengers, two girls and three boys, are 16, and one is 17, police said.


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