Five killed in area traffic accidents Head-on crash in Harford kills man, injures wife and son.

March 16, 1992|By Erik Nelson | Erik Nelson,Staff Writer Richard Irwin contributed to this story. KhB

Traffic accidents on Maryland roads killed five people over the weekend, including an Arbutus man whose wife and children were injured in a crash in northern Harford County last night.

The latest fatality occurred about 7:15 last night on Pylesville Road in northern Harford County, near the Pennsylvania border, where a 1981 Honda Civic and a 1989 Mazda pickup were involved in a head-on crash.

State Police said Jay Wayne Delp, 32, of the 1200 block of Forest Hill Ave. in Arbutus, Baltimore County, was driving a Honda sedan south on Md. 165 (Pylesville Road) when the pickup truck, driven by Gary Joseph Jackson, 28, of Whiteford, crossed the double yellow line and crashed head-on into the Honda.

Police said Mr. Delp was dead at the scene, but his wife and two children survived.

Elaine Delp, 28, and her son, Wayne, 5, were flown by Medevac helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where they were in critical condition today. Her daughter, Rita, 2, was taken to Harford Memorial Hospital and later flown by Medevac to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition today. Police said Mr. Jackson also was flown to Shock Trauma, and was in critical condition today, authorities said.

Another head-on crash, Saturday night in North East, involved two pickup trucks and claimed the lives of Leonardo Hernandez, 32, and Meecy Roberta Dunn, 44, both of Elkton.

Police said Mr. Hernandez was driving his 1986 Dodge Ram south on Mechanics Valley Road less than a mile north of U.S. 40 when he crossed the double yellow line.

The Dodge struck a northbound 1987 Chevrolet S-10 driven by Ms. Dunn. The drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two passengers in Ms. Dunn's truck were injured. Amanda Angula, 13, of North East was taken by MedEvac helicopter to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was released after treatment.

Rebecca Ray, 13, of Elkton was taken to Union Hospital in Elkton, where she was listed in stable condition.

On Saturday morning, a young woman was killed and four other people were injured when two cars collided head-on in Davidsonville.

Anne Arundel County police said Tina Lee, 23, of Edgewater was driving a 1977 Dodge Colt west on Md. 214 near Beards Point Road when she crossed the center line and hit an eastbound 1987 Dodge van at 11:05 a.m.

Ms. Lee, who was alone in the Colt, was dead at the scene.

The driver and a 7-year-old girl riding in the van were flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where they were reported in critical condition.

Two other passengers were taken by ambulance to Anne Arundel Medical Center and were in stable condition, according to police. The names of the injured were not divulged.

The other fatality occurred about 12:25 a.m. Saturday in a fiery crash on U.S. 13 near Salisbury.

Police said Gregory H. Wright, 38, of Laurel, Del., died when his 1983 Dodge Colt ran into the median, struck a reflector, a sign support pole and a traffic light pole, overturned several times and burst into flames.

Mr. Wright was dead at the scene.

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