2 women in car killed in collision with truck

August 01, 1993|By Ed Heard | Ed Heard,Staff Writer

Two Harford County women returning from a relative's house in the Perryman area were killed when their car was struck early yesterday at the intersection of routes 715 and 7 by a 15-ton dump truck.

The state medical examiner pronounced the car's driver, Janet D. Newby, 30, of Port Deposit, and her sister-in-law, Kelly Newby, 18, of Aberdeen, dead at the scene at 7:55 a.m., Aberdeen police said.

Both died of multiple injuries.

Arnold Lamar Jr., a driver for Knight Trucking and Excavating Inc. in Perry Hall, was not injured. Mr. Lamar has not been charged, police said.

A state trooper at Bel Air said that the truck driver tried to avoid the car by steering to his right, but the car moved into his path.

"Witnesses said [the car driver] saw the truck," Sgt. John Kowalewski of the Aberdeen police said.

The Aberdeen Fire Department extricated Kelly Newby from the wrecked four-door vehicle. Police said the impact was so hard it pushed the passenger side door nearly to the driver's door.

The car was heading north on Route 7 toward Aberdeen about 7:50 a.m. when it came to the intersection, less than a mile from Aberdeen Proving Ground, police said.

The dump truck, traveling north on Route 715 at 40 to 50 mph, hit the passenger side door of the 1987 Dodge Shadow. The car came to rest 50 to 75 feet away on the grassy shoulder of Route 7. The dump truck had only minor damage to the front bumper and fender, police said.

Route 715 is a divided highway with four lanes of traffic. The intersection is regulated by stop signs on Route 7.

On the Eastern Shore, a 16-year-old girl was seriously injured and two other people were hurt Friday when their Chevrolet pickup truck collided about 11 p.m. with a car on Route 309 west of Easton.

Kristy Murphy, 16, of Greensboro, Md., was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was in serious but stable condition yesterday with internal injuries and a fractured thighbone.

The driver of the truck in which she was riding, Richard Thomas Dadds, 20, of Ridgely, Md., and an unidentified passenger, were taken to Easton Memorial Hospital with what a state police spokesman described as "non-life-threatening injuries."

Police said the driver of the car that hit the pickup fled on foot and was being sought. The car had expired temporary tags from Delaware, police said.

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