Maryland: Anne Arundel Police say that Nicholas Anthony Cassidy was DUI when he hit head-on Rt. 214; killed self and Marie Higgs

Anne Arundel County Fire Dept. on scene of crash

DAVIDSONVILLE, MD. – Anne Arundel Police report that on December 15, 2014, at approximately 8:42 p.m. investigators from the Traffic Safety Section were called to a report of a head-on crash between two vehicles in the 400 block of Central Avenue West near Beards Point Road in Davidsonville.

Preliminary investigation revealed a black Audi TT was driving westbound on Central Avenue when it crossed the centerline and struck a silver Toyota Yaris head-on.

The 60-year-old female driver of the Yaris, Marie Elaine Higgs, was declared dead at the scene by fire department paramedics.

The 22-year-old Nicholas Anthony Cassidy, driver of the Audi, was taken by Anne Arundel County paramedics to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis with critical injuries.

He later died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The primary cause of the crash appears to be the Audi’s failure to remain right of center and alcohol use appears to have also been a possible contributing factor, pending toxicology results. The investigation is ongoing.

Vehicle #1: 2000 Audi TT (two door, black)
Driver: Nicholas Anthony Cassidy, 22, of Davidsonville, Md
Injuries: Fatal
Vehicle #2: 2008 Toyota Yaris (four door, silver)
Driver: Marie Elaine Higgs, 60, of Edgewater, Md
Injuries: Fatal – declared dead at the scene by Fire Department personnel

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