Catonsville woman killed, 2 injured in collision

March 30, 1995|By Ed Heard | Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer

An 87-year-old Catonsville woman was killed and two people were injured in a head-on collision of two cars yesterday in Ellicott City, Howard County police said.

Ruth Nichols, the sixth traffic fatality in the county this year, diedshortly after the 10:30 a.m. accident in the 9200 block of U.S. 40, rescue officials said.

Her daughter, Sara Armiger, 58, of Ellicott City, was in serious but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday. The women were not wearing seat belts, said Pfc. Paul Yodzis of the Traffic Enforcement Section.

A 3-year-old girl strapped in a child safety seat in the back seat of Ms. Armiger's car was not injured.

The driver of the other vehicle, Hilda Linthicum, 82, of Dayton, was in serious condition at Shock Trauma.

Police said Ms. Linthicum was attempting a left turn onto North Chatham Road from eastbound U.S. 40 when her car struck Ms. Armiger's westbound vehicle.

The accident blocked westbound U.S. 40 traffic for more than an hour.

The intersection was the scene of a less serious accident earlier in the day involving a school bus.

County school officials said a Marriottsville man made a U-turn onto westbound U.S. 40 and hit the front bumper of a bus carrying 13 St. John's Lane Elementary School pupils.

There were no injuries, said Dwight Stull, area transportation superintendent. Police charged the car's driver, Mr. Stull said.

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