At least one person was killed and nine others, including four children, were injured when four vehicles collided about 5: 40 p.m. yesterday on Taneytown Pike near Mayberry Road, about three miles east of Taneytown, state police in Westminster said.
Jeff Alexander, a dispatcher for Carroll County Emergency Center in Westminster, said five of the injured were airlifted by three MedEvac helicopters to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
Five others were taken by ambulance to Carroll County General Hospital in Westminster, Alexander said.
State police said one of the victims, a 41-year-old Taneytown man, died en route to Shock Trauma and was pronounced dead there.
Condition reports on the others were not available, police said.
M. J. Bangerd, a nursing coordinator at Carroll County General, said five people, including at least one child, were among the injured taken there.
She said they were being evaluated and condition reports were not available.
Traffic at the accident scene was detoured or delayed while four tow trucks removed the vehicles and investigators reconstructed the accident, said Trooper Gary Lang, the investigating officer.
He said a Ford pickup truck was northbound on Taneytown Pike (Route 140) when it crossed the center line, sideswiped a southbound Dodge Caravan, then struck an Oldsmobile Cutlass head on before crashing into a second pickup truck.
Police said it was the driver of the Oldsmobile who died on the way to Shock Trauma.
Alexander, the dispatcher, said ambulances from volunteer fire companies at Taneytown, New Windsor, Union Bridge, Pleasant Valley, Westminster and another from Littlestown, Pa., responded to the accident.
State police manning a communications center at Shock Trauma said helicopters from Frederick, Norwood in Montgomery County and Martin State Airport at Middle River in Baltimore County also responded.
Alexander said that because of the seriousness of the injuries, two of the helicopters flew two patients each to Shock Trauma, while the third carried one injured person.
Pub Date: 5/22/97