A 23-year-old Taneytown woman died yesterday when a loaded dump truck swerved into her path on Md. 140 between Westminster and Taneytown.
Maryland State Police said the victim, Lora McKinney Harber, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said Harber was driving her Ford Ranger truck north on Md. 140 at Pleasant Valley Road shortly after 2:30 p.m. when she reached an area where a state highway crew was painting traffic lines, causing a slowdown in the southbound lanes.
A southbound dump truck driven by Kenneth Love, 32, also of Taneytown, was attempting to slow for the traffic congestion when it crossed the center line, striking the front of Harber's pickup on the driver's side.
Harber was pronounced dead at the scene. Love was uninjured.