Pa. woman killed in Harford accident Whiteford man also hurt in collision

November 04, 1990|By Susan Schoenberger

A 58-year-old Pennsylvania woman died yesterday afternoon after driving through a red light in Harford County and colliding with a pickup truck, seriously injuring its driver.

State police in Bel Air said Jean A. Kauffman of Hamburg, Pa., was driving a 1984 Toyota north on U.S. 1 about 1 p.m. when she drove into an intersection at Route 136 in Poplar Grove.

The left front side of Ms. Kauffman's Toyota struck the right front side of a 1988 Dodge pickup driven by Ronald Marsh, 52, of Whiteford.Mr. Marsh's truck then continued across the road and struck an unoccupied vehicle in a parking lot, police said.

Evidence from the accident and witnesses' accounts confirmed that Ms. Kauffman drove through the red light at the intersection, police said.

Ms. Kauffman was taken to Fallston General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

Mr. Marsh was also taken to Fallston General, then was transferred to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center at University Hospital in Baltimore, where he was in serious but stable condition last night.

A passenger in Mr. Marsh's truck, Betty Schloer, 58, of Delta, Pa., was treated at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace and released.

A 16-year-old also lost her life this weekend after her vehicle ran off the road on the Eastern Shore Friday evening.

State police in Salisbury said Melissa Ayne McCurnin of Mardela Springs was driving south on Route 313 near Mardela Springs about 9 p.m. when her pickup truck swerved over the center line, ran off the left side of the road, struck a cement culvert and flipped over.

Miss McCurnin was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger, Renee Lynn Warren, 15, also of Mardela Springs, was in serious condition last night at Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury.

Excessive speed and driver error contributed to the accident, state police said.

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