A preliminary Maryland State Police investigation determined that at around 11:05 a.m. that day, McDaniel was traveling north on Md. 97, just south of Bartholow Road, when she lost control of the Jeep and crossed the centerline due to the icy and slick conditions, police said. At the same time, a 2014 Toyota Highlander being driven by Lisa Vilar, of Woodbine, was traveling south on Md. 97. When McDaniel's Jeep crossed the center line, it struck the Toyota.