Woman killed when crushed between 2 parked cars on I-70

March 31, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Baltimore woman was killed Saturday when she was crushed between two parked vehicles after one was struck by a third car that skidded out of control on Interstate 70 near &L Hagerstown, state police said.

The victim, Roberta Lee Gracie, 36, of the 2700 block of Northshire Drive in South Baltimore, was standing between her van and a station wagon, parked on the westbound side of the interstate, when the accident happened at 12: 12 p.m., police said. Gracie had been exchanging information with Barbara Barnette of Jefferson, who owns the station wagon, after an accident involving the two vehicles, police said.

The third vehicle, driven by Randolph Finder, 28, of Arlington, Va., skidded off the rain-soaked highway and struck the rear of the van, police said. Gracie was caught between the parked vehicles, police said. Finder's car ricocheted off the van and was struck by a fourth car, police said.

Charges are pending, state police said.

Pub Date: 3/31/97

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