Driver Is Killed When Car Hits Gasoline Truck

September 25, 1990

A 63-year-old Glen Burnie woman was killed yesterday afternoon after she went through a red light on Route 2 and broadsided a tractor-trailer truck carrying 8,000 gallons of gasoline.

The woman, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, was heading north at 2:10 p.m. in a 1981 Plymouth Reliant when she went through the intersection at Route 2 and Mountain Road.

Police said the woman hit a gas tank under the truck's cab, causing a small amount of gas to spill onto the road. The truck's main tank was not damaged.

The driver of the truck, James Russell Burke of Baltimore, was not injured. The accident closed Route 2 from Route 100 to South Americana Circle for 90 minutes.

The woman was taken to North Arundel Hospital, where she died a short time later, said police spokesman V. Richard Molloy. He said the woman was not wearing her seat belt.

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