WHITE MARSH — Baltimore County Police are investigating an early morning five-car collision that killed a woman and injured her three-year-old son.
Police say the crash happened at around 12:30 a.m. on Eastern Boulevard near White Marsh Boulevard when a Honda Element driving eastbound sideswiped another vehicle driving the same way, then veered across the grass median, striking the Toyota Corolla the woman and child were in head-on.
Police are investigating whether the driver who hit her head-on was drunk.
Police said the Honda struck two other vehicles before stopping, causing minor injuries to those passengers.
Alexis Lashey Steele, 23, of Middle River, was taken to Shock Trauma where she later died.
Her three-year-old son, who was in the vehicle with her, was also taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The crash happened just a five-minute away from Steele’s home in Middle River.
Police are looking into whether the driver who hit her was drunk at the time. They have not named him or filed charges. He suffered life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized in critical condition.