Hit by 4 cars, pedestrian dies on Route 140 CENTRAL -- Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

December 09, 1992|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

An article in Wednesday's Carroll County edition inaccurately described a fatal accident that took place in Finksburg. Martin Phillip Sonenshine, 27, of Westminster, was driving the third of four cars that struck a pedestrian.

The Sun regrets the errors.

A man dressed in dark clothing and walking across a busy, unlighted Route 140 was hit by four cars and killed Monday night.

Curtis Donald Osborne, 47, of the 6000 block of Glen Falls Road in the Reisterstown area, was pronounced dead at the scene about 7 p.m. after he was struck by four cars near Route 91 in Finksburg.


No one else was injured.

State police said Mr. Osborne was walking south along the side of the road and crossed the northbound lane of the highway, stepping into the path of a car driven by Amy Elizabeth Booth, 18, of Hampstead.

Investigators said the pedestrian was thrown over the first vehicle and then hit by three cars, also southbound on Route 140 about a tenth of a mile south of Old Gamber Road.

Police said the second car to strike the victim was driven by Martin Phillip Sonenshine, 27, of Westminster.

The next car was operated by Gilbert John Farabaugh, 27, of Ellicott City.

The fourth car was driven by Julia Elizabeth Kaufman, 42, of Lutherville.

The victim's body was found about 300 feet from the point of first impact, police reported.

Police said it appears the pedestrian was fatally injured in the initial impact. They listed as the probable cause of the accident: "Pedestrian wearing dark clothing while crossing highway."

The victim may have been intoxicated, police said. They said no charges are expected to be filed.

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