Makenzie Klaes, Student at Chesapeake Bay Middle, Second Person to Die Following Recent Glen Burnie Crash
Makenzie Klaes, a seventh-grade student at Chesapeake Bay Middle is the second person to die from injuries sustained following a recent accident on route 10 near Ordinance Road in Glen Burnie, according to a letter published by the school principal.
"Makenzie was an enthusiastic student who always had a smile on her face and enjoyed participating in school activities," the principal wrote. "She was a respectful and kind student who was supported by a loving family and was well liked by her teachers and many friends at our school and beyond. She will be sorely missed."
On March 20, 2021 at approximately 3:15 pm, officers responded to the area of MD Route 10 northbound at the exit ramp for Ordinance Road.
A Scion sedan was traveling northbound on MD Route 10 near the exit ramp for Ordinance Road. The Scion was being operated at a high rate of speed and lost control, leaving the roadway into the northbound gore. After leaving the roadway, the Scion struck several trees and came to rest.
The driver of the Scion, Stephanie Lynne Vonbargen, 45, of Pasadena, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Anne Arundel County Fire Department paramedics. Makenzie and another passenger of the Scion were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.
Investigators believe Vonbargen operating the vehicle in a negligent manner was the primary cause of the crash. It is unknown at this time if drugs and/or alcohol were factors. The collision is currently under investigation by the Traffic Safety Section.
The family of Makenzie has established a GoFundMe page to assist with costs related to medical bill and final arrangements. To donate or to learn more, go to: Help for the Family of Makenzie Klaes