Two hurt in 2-vehicle crash at U.S. 29 near U.S. 40

October 28, 1998

Two people were injured yesterday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at U.S. 29 near U.S. 40 that backed up traffic for miles, Howard County police said.

Priscilla Lee Oxendine of Ellicott City was traveling north on U.S. 29 in a 1984 Saab 9005 and was changing lanes just before 4: 30 p.m. when the accident occurred, police said.

Oxendine lost control of the car, crossed the median and entered the southbound lanes of U.S. 29, where her car was struck by a 1994 Chevrolet Tracker driven by Suzanne Stenger of the 700 block of Jacksonville Road, Burlington, N.J., police said.

Oxendine was listed in serious but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, police said. Stenger was treated at Howard County General Hospital and released, police and hospital officials said.

Officials closed the road for about a half-hour to bring in a MedEvac helicopter, and traffic was backed up on both sides of U.S. 29 for several hours.

Police said last night that the collision is under investigation by the Traffic Enforcement Section of the Police Department.

Pub Date: 10/28/98

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