Man is killed, woman hurt in 3-car crash 5 others injured less badly in accident near Essex

August 23, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A driver and members of her family remained hospitalized yesterday after a three-car crash that left an unidentified man dead -- trapped in his burning vehicle near Essex Community College.

Police said the dead man was the driver of a speeding westbound 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that crossed the center line on Rossville Boulevard, hitting the other two vehicles before it overturned and burst into flames about 9: 40 p.m. Friday.

Six people -- all from the other vehicles -- were injured.

Police said the Monte Carlo ran head-on into a 1987 Pontiac Bonneville driven by Gail Hopkins, 45, of the 2100 block Sunnythorn Road in Middle River. She was listed in serious condition yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Her husband, Wayne Hopkins, 46, and daughter, Sara, 9, were listed in good condition at area hospitals, and their son, Adam, 17, was released after treatment.

The driver and passenger of a 1985 Toyota Corolla struck in the rear and then sideswiped by the spinning Monte Carlo were also released after hospital treatment, police said.

Pub Date: 8/23/98

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