Five people were killed over the weekend on Maryland roadways -- including two fatalities last night in Harford County within a half-hour of each other, police said.
Elisabeth M. Ashbridge, 12, of Darlington, was killed, and her father seriously injured, when a southbound 1986 Dodge Ram pickup truck crossed the center line about 6 p.m. on U.S. 1 at Waverly Drive near Bel Air and smashed into their 1989 Ford Escort, State Police said.
Police said John Paulding Ashbridge, 44, was taken to Fallston General Hospital.
Alan Caudill, 34, driver of the truck, also was taken to Fallston. Police said alcohol and driver error on Caudill's part caused the crash. Charges are pending, they said.
The other Harford County accident occurred on Md. 152 near Joppa about 6:30 p.m. A Joppa man died in a head-on collision with a car.
State Police said the victim, Douglas E. Ferguson, 39, of Romney Road, drove his vehicle across the center line into a southbound car driven by Debra J. Kurth-Antley, 38, of Whiteford.
Kurth-Antley was seriously injured and flown to the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore, where she is in guarded condition, police said.
Two fatalities occurred Saturday in Baltimore County.
Francell Samuel Gamble, 36, of the 1200 block of Punjab Circle in Essex, died after he was struck by a car as he crossed Back River NeckRoad from east to west about 8 p.m. Saturday, police said.
A southbound car hit him, police said. Gamble was flown to Shock-Trauma, where he died.
No charges have been filed.
A Cockeysville man was killed about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in a single-car accident, police said.
Mark Steven Kammerer, 31, of the 1100 block of Justa Lane, was northbound on Jenifer Road in Timonium when he apparently lost control of his car.
Police said Kammerer's car struck an embankment and he was ejected. He died at the scene.
About 1:40 a.m. yesterday near Salisbury, James Meredith Hopkins, 29, of Mardela, died after his car ran off Md. 346 into a ditch and he was ejected, State Police said.