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Posted at 9:48 AM ET, 01/12/2011

Md. teen dies in car crash

By Allison Klein
Allison Klein

A teenager was killed in a car crash Tuesday when she lost control of her Ford Mustang on an icy road in Mechanicsville, according to authorities.

Marlene Martone, 17, died after the accident, which happened at 5:40 p.m. on Golden Beach Road near Jane Gay Drive in St. Mary's County, police said.

The Mustang crossed the yellow line and was struck by an oncoming GMC Yukon driven by Debra Ryce, 28. Ryce was injured and taken to a local hospital.

Speed and alcohol did not appear to be factors in the crash, officials said.

By Allison Klein  | January 12, 2011; 9:48 AM ET
Categories:  Allison Klein, St. Mary's, Traffic Accidents  
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Comments

So sad. Condolences to the families.

Posted by: sotiredofit | January 12, 2011 11:37 AM | Report abuse

My comment in no way is to take attention away from the sadness of this story, but there is a typo.

"Authoroties" should be "authorities."

Posted by: coldplayer313 | January 12, 2011 1:51 PM | Report abuse

17-year-olds, ice and Mustangs don't mix well.

Posted by: kinkysr | January 12, 2011 5:13 PM | Report abuse

She had 3 traffic tickets in the last 7 months, including one for negligent driving. Thank god she didn't kill anyone else.

Posted by: bill_h_pike | January 12, 2011 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Here is a suggestion...lower the drinking age to 16...raise the driving age to 19.

Posted by: wjc1va | January 12, 2011 8:29 PM | Report abuse

bill_h_pike
Who are you talking about? The teenager slid on ice. The other driver had a ticket for 9 mph over the limit a year ago. Another ticket over a year ago for not carrying her licence. Things we have all done. This is a tragic event in our community for both families.

Posted by: candmt | January 12, 2011 9:44 PM | Report abuse

A 17 year old girl loses her life and you post a cold & insensitive comment about her past traffic citations. What are you the "Traffic Citation Police" for Southern Maryland. Marlene is forever gone, what possible difference could bringing this up do? I mean what an insensitive ass you are. She slid on ice genius. Do any of us have any control on the ice or was there some special "Driving on Ice School you attended?

Oh, and while you are being so critical, why don't you share with us your past driving record, especially at 17.

Marlene was a good kid with good grades who died tragically.

I hope something like this never happens to any of your loved ones.

Posted by: kranferg | January 13, 2011 4:50 PM | Report abuse

How truly sad that heartless people feel the need to post negative comments without knowing anything about this situation. Do you people ever stop to think about how your ignorance and words might impact others? For those who posted their negative and false accusations, shame on you! How dare you judge people based on your miserable opinions and incorrect details. Get your facts straight before you judge anyone. Better yet... just keep your mouth shut. It will make life better for everyone!

Posted by: ateacher2 | January 16, 2011 3:37 PM | Report abuse

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