Driver in fatal Crofton crash had prior traffic citations

A teen who police say was driving unsupervised on a learner's permit when her sport utility vehicle collided with a car whose driver later died was on probation on a previous traffic citation, court records show.

After Sunday's two-car collision, Anne Arundel County police issued four traffic citations charging Elizabeth Ramirez, 19, of Millersville with running a red light, driving unsupervised on a learner's permit, and negligent and reckless driving.

Police said she was the driver of a Jeep Cherokee that turned left into an oncoming car on Route 3 near Davidsonville Road. Javaid Firdaus, 63, of Glen Burnie died at the hospital, police said.

District Court records show that Ramirez has previously been charged with driving on a learner's permit without supervision. She was stopped by Anne Arundel police in February in the Old Mill area and charged with driving on a learner's permit without supervision, court records show.

In April, Anne Arundel District Judge Jonas Legum gave her three years' probation before judgment for driving without a required license, fined her and ordered a 60-day suspended sentence. Other charges were dropped.

Ramirez declined to comment Tuesday.

In June, she was charged in an accident in a parking lot near Anne Arundel Medical Center, according to court records.

Anne Arundel police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said a 53-year-old pedestrian told officers that the woman's vehicle suddenly reversed and nearly hit him. Court records indicate that Ramirez received probation before judgment and was fined for driving without a required license.

The charges in Sunday's crash were filed before Firdaus died and are expected to be dropped pending the outcome of a police investigation, Mulcahy said.

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