State police question 3 motorists about crash Teacher was killed

witnesses report 3 cars had been drag racing

June 05, 1998|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

Three Carroll motorists have been questioned by state police in Monday's fatal collision on Route 140 near Finksburg in which a Mount Airy Middle School teacher was killed.

Witnesses reported seeing three cars drag racing at speeds greater than 100 mph just before the crash about 9: 30 p.m. A 1991 Nissan sports car went out of control, crossed a grass median and struck a 1997 Mitsubishi driven by the teacher, police said.

Geraldine Lane "Geri" Wu, 42, of Westminster was killed instantly, police said. Wu taught eighth-graders at Mount Airy.

Her daughter, Min-li Wu, 14, a passenger in the car, and the Nissan driver were treated at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released Tuesday.

The Nissan driver, Mark E. Eppig, 22, of the first block of Chase St., declined to answer investigators' questions, police said. An unidentified woman answering the telephone Wednesday at his home said, "We don't have a statement, except we're terribly, terribly upset about this."

Prosecutor David P. Daggett said yesterday he is continuing to review reports from state police and witnesses. He said the investigation is continuing.

Pub Date: 6/08/98

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