Woman dies in 3-vehicle crash near Carney shopping center

June 11, 1996|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

An elderly woman was killed and another critically injured yesterday afternoon in an accident in Baltimore County in which a pickup truck crashed into a car, knocking it into another car.

County police spokesman Bill Toohey said Stella Josephine Boyd, 73, of the 11200 block of Sheradale Drive in Kingsville was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident in front of the Satyr Hill Shopping Center on East Joppa Road in Carney.

Mary Ruth Collier, 80, of the 8400 block of Old Harford Road was in fair condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Toohey said.

Toohey said the accident occurred about 3: 20 p.m. as Stanley E. Ringgold, 38, of the 1100 block of E. 43rd St. in Baltimore, driving a company-owned pickup truck east in the fast lane of the 2000 block of E. Joppa Road, sideswiped a Geo Prizm that was in the slow lane.

Ringgold lost control of the truck, which crossed in front of the Prizm and struck the concrete median strip separating the entrance and exit lanes of the shopping center, Toohey said.

He said the truck then crashed into the driver's side of a Chrysler New Yorker driven by Boyd, who was about to leave the shopping center and head west on Joppa Road. Boyd was ejected from her car and pronounced dead at the scene.

Toohey said the Chrysler was pushed to its right and struck a 1993 Dodge Spirit driven by Collier, who was about to turn right onto Joppa Road when the crash occurred.

Toohey said Ringgold and the driver of the Prizm, Jonathan P. Foote, 37, of the 3100 block of Harview Ave., were not injured. Foote's daughter, Caitlin Lee Foote, a passenger in his car, may have sustained injuries and was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center.

The truck was owned by Ringgold's employer, Bob Davidson Ford in the 1800 block of E. Joppa Road. Mr. Toohey said traffic charges against Ringgold were pending.

Early yesterday, a 24-year-old Harford County man was killed when his car crashed into the guardrail on the ramp to northbound Interstate 95 from the Baltimore Beltway near White Marsh, state police at Golden Ring said.

Police said James Dresher of the 1400 block of Muirfield Close in Bel Air was driving west on the Beltway at 2 a.m. and was trying to enter the ramp when his 1989 BMW struck the guardrail then collided with a tractor-trailer whose driver also was headed toward I-95.

State police said Dresher died of injuries caused by his car's striking the guardrail, and not because of the collision with the truck. The tractor-trailer driver, Douglas Seiss, 47, of Rocky Ridge, Frederick County, was not injured.

Pub Date: 6/11/96

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