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Fourth Victim Dies In Head-On Crash On Bel Air Bypass

BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ) -- A fourth person has died of injuries suffered in Monday's head-on crash in Bel Air, authorities said Tuesday.

The deadly, two-vehicle crash happened about 1:40 p.m. on the Bel Air Bypass on Route 1 near Rock Spring Road, Maryland State Police said.

Troopers said a Toyota RAV4 was heading north when the driver tried to pass another vehicle, crossed into the southbound lanes and collided with a Honda Civic.

Afterward, the Toyota rolled over on its side and caught fire. Troopers arriving on scene extinguished the flames and removed the Toyota's driver and passengers.

The Honda's driver and passenger—Craig Faunce, 34, and Allison Faunce, 35—and a Toyota passenger, 73-year-old Mary Catherine Blosse, died at the scene.

A statement provided to WJZ on behalf of Craig's parents, Craig Sr. and Sandy, read:

"Craig and Allison were very, deeply loved and the family is grieving their loss. This was a senseless accident that could have been prevented. If the public learns anything from this, it's to slow down because one careless mistake can wreak havoc on so many."

The Toyota's driver, 54-year-old Mary Yvonne Mejia, and a second passenger, 53-year-old Victoria Lynn Kendall of Baltimore, were airlifted to Shock Trauma.

Mejia later died of her injuries. Kendall's condition was unclear Tuesday.

Tracey Greenwell Besante, a friend of Mejia's, described the 54-year-old as the "kindest, caring and most sincere person."

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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