Seven injured, road closed after crash on Route 140

November 26, 1998|By Dail Willis | Dail Willis,SUN STAFF

Seven people, including a 3-year-old girl, were injured yesterday morning in a multivehicle crash along Route 140 in northwestern Baltimore County that closed the road for nearly three hours, police said.

Witnesses told police that an orange Nova sped north along the road near its intersection with Interstate 795 about 8: 30 a.m., weaving in and out of traffic. The Nova rear-ended a white passenger van, sending it into the air and across the median, where it collided with an oncoming green pickup truck. The force of the collision ejected a child, in her car seat, from the truck, police said.

The Nova's driver, Daniel Richard Triplett of the 4500 block of Churchview Road, and passenger, Aaron Christopher Partyla of the 10200 block of Liberty Road, both 18-year-old Randallstown residents, were treated at and released from Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, hospital officials said.

The driver of the van was Danny Lawrence, 44, of the first block of Ambo Circle in Chase. He and a passenger, LeVerne I. Riley, 32, of the 400 block of Oxford Court in Baltimore, were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Lawrence was listed as stable in fair condition last night; Riley was stable in serious condition, according to hospital officials. A third occupant of the van, Bernard Benson, 44, of the 1900 block of Saratoga St. in Baltimore, was in good condition last night at Sinai.

The driver of the truck and his 3-year-old daughter were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said. Mark Allen Fowler, 41, of the 2200 block of Secretariat Drive in Finksburg, was listed in fair condition last night. His daughter, Savannah May Fowler, was in good condition, hospital officials said.

The accident knocked down power lines serving the nearby community of Nob Hill, said police spokeswoman Cpl. Vickie Warehime. It also closed Route 140 from 8: 30 a.m. until 11 a.m. No charges have been filed, but the investigation is continuing, police said.

Pub Date: 11/26/98

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