- The Enterprise
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Woman drives wrong way on U.S. 301
By GRETCHEN PHILLIPS
Two people died in an early morning crash Sunday on U.S. 301 in Bel Alton.
Charles County sheriff’s officers went to the 9100 block of U.S. 301 in Bel Alton at 4:24 a.m. after someone reported a car crash.
According to information from the sheriff’s office, Desiree Angel Osvatics, 22, of Cobb Island, who grew up in Leonardtown, was traveling south in the northbound lanes of U.S. 301 in a Hyundai when she struck a Dodge Caravan head-on.
The Caravan was driven by Tornelle Prentice Williams, 32, of Baltimore.
Osvatics was ejected from the car. She was taken to Civista Medical Center in La Plata, where she was pronounced dead.
Williams was pronounced dead on the scene.
Police said they are uncertain as to why Osvatics was traveling on the wrong side of the highway.
Charlie Breck of Leonardtown, a family friend, said Osvatics lived most of her childhood in the Breton Bay neighborhood in Leonardtown.
“That smile was always there,” Breck said. He said Osvatics was beautiful inside and out.
“She had a beautiful free spirit,” he said.
Officers ask that anyone who might have been on the roadways near La Plata south through Bel Alton prior to the crash call Cpl. B. Saunders of the traffic operations unit at 301-609-6225.
The investigation is continuing.