Two motorists died in unrelated traffic accidents yesterday in Baltimore County.
The latest was a Harford County man killed when his pickup truck crashed into the side of a tractor-trailer on Pulaski Highway in Rosedale.
Baltimore County traffic police said the victim, Louis G. Stecker, 62, of the 1900 block of Chipper Drive in Edgewood, was driving a 1986 Dodge Ram pickup truck east in the 7600 block of Pulaski Highway at 7:40 p.m. when he apparently failed to see a tractor-trailer pull onto the highway from a business complex on his right at 68th Street.
Police said Stecker failed to stop in time and crashed into the side of the truck.
The truck driver, Harcort D. Thelwell of New York, was crossing the eastbound lane before entering the westbound lane, police said.
The top of the pickup truck was nearly sheered away, police said. Stecker was pronounced dead at the scene.
Thelwell was not hurt. Police said charges are pending an investigation of the crash.
At 2:40 a.m. yesterday, Clara Rose Bundick, 33, of the 300 block of Dale Ave. in Overlea, was driving a 1991 Toyota pickup truck south on Interstate 83, just north of the Gunpowder Falls Bridge near Hereford, when she lost control of the vehicle and ran off the right side of the highway.
State Police at the Golden Ring Barracks said the vehicle struck an embankment before rolling over several times.
Police said Bundick, who was wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the truck. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
State Police at Pikesville said the two deaths bring to 491 the number of people killed so far this year on the state's roadways, compared with 551 the same time last year.