2 accidents on Harford roads kill 4

September 08, 1992|By Mark Bomster | Mark Bomster,Staff Writer

Two people were killed and two others injured in a head-on collision in Harford County late Sunday, the second accident of the day to claim two lives there, authorities said.

The latest accident occurred at 10:04 p.m. Sunday on Mountain Road south of Cheyenne Drive in Joppa and brought Maryland's Labor Day weekend highway death toll to seven, state police said.

A police spokesman said Rose Mary Williams, 29, of Whiteford, was driving a 1974 Plymouth south on Mountain Road when she tried to pass another vehicle and ran head-on into a northbound 1989 Chevrolet Beretta.

Ms. Williams was killed in the crash, as was the other driver, Troy Vincent Taylor, 17, of Forest Hill.

Injured in the crash were the Taylor youth's parents, Harold Leon Taylor, 48, who was in guarded condition at Fallston General Hospital yesterday, and Barbara Joyce Taylor, 44, who was in critical but stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police said it was raining at the time of the accident, which took place on a two-lane road with a 50-mph speed limit.

The other fatal accident in Harford County took place when a car driven by Stacy Neil Scott, 17, slid off Route 7 east of Brass Mill Road and into a utility poll about 4:45 a.m. Sunday.

A passenger, Melody Nechelle Blume, 16, died instantly. The driver was dead on arrival at the Shock Trauma Center.

Other fatal accidents, each claiming one life, occurred over the weekend in Prince George's, Washington and Cecil counties, police said.

In addition, a crash on Interstate 95 in Baltimore County about a half-mile south of the Harford County line sent three people to the Shock Trauma Center yesterday morning.

State police said John Jackson, 63, of New York City, was driving north on I-95 about 8:50 a.m. when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel of a 1990 Chevrolet Lumina van.

The vehicle went onto the grassy roadside, continued for about 100 yards and smashed into a concrete pillar beneath the Bradshaw Road underpass.

Passengers Josephine Thomas, 43, and Geralldine Gregg, 47, also of New York, were listed in critical but stable condition and good condition, respectively, at the Shock Trauma Center. Mr. Jackson was listed in serious condition, authorities said.

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