Head-on collision kills sisters, ages 10 and 17, injures their mother Police say Shore accident involved 3 vehicles

November 03, 1996|By Dana Hedgpeth | Dana Hedgpeth,SUN STAFF

A University of Maryland Eastern Shore freshman and her younger sister were killed and their mother was seriously injured yesterday in a head-on collision on U.S. 50 in Dorchester County. State police said the accident was alcohol-related.

Killed were Trera Jean Waldron, 17, and Autumn Lynn Waldron, 10, of the 5700 block of Hamilton Ave. in Baltimore County. They were passengers in a car driven by their mother, Christine Joy Waldron, 39, of the same address, who was in critical condition yesterday at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Christine Waldron had picked up Trera so that the family could spend the weekend together.

Police said Waldron was driving a Hyundai Elantra west on U.S. 50 west of Mill Road about 7: 30 p.m. when her car collided head-on with an Oldsmobile Cutlass going east in the westbound lane.

The driver of the Cutlass, Shelia Anne Englehart, 40, of the 500 block of Fleetwood Road in Denton was treated at Peninsula Regional Medical Center and released, police said.

A Dodge Colt traveling west on U.S. 50 hit the Hyundai as it spun out of control, and a fourth car ran off the road to avoid the collision.

No one else was injured seriously.

Neighbors described the Waldron girls as energetic and friendly.

"I can't eat, I can't sleep just thinking about those two precious girls," said Firoozeh Borhani, a neighbor whose children knew the girls. "They were active, friendly and always happy with their lives. They were really good kids."

Borhani, who said she baby-sat for Autumn about two years ago, said the girl "was really cute. She talked like an adult and wasn't afraid to talk about anything."

Marian Arnold, a neighbor, said, "This is so shocking to know something happened to two nice little girls."

Family members declined to comment.

Autumn attended Red House Run Elementary School, neighbors said.

Trera, a graduate of Overlea High School, enjoyed karate and dancing, neighbors said.

"Two nights ago, her brother told me [Autumn] was out trick-or-treating to the houses on the street. Now we won't see her anymore." Borhani said.

Among the girls' other survivors are their father and two brothers.

Pub Date: 11/03/96

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