Nev. woman struck, killed while running across I-70

Victim leaves stopped car after an argument, is hit by pickup truck, 2 SUVs

March 29, 2000|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

After arguing with a man in a car, a Nevada woman was killed last night when she was struck by three vehicles while running across eastbound Interstate 70 in Ellicott City, state police said.

Tfc. Cynthia Brown said the woman, who was a resident of Las Vegas, and a man -- both in their mid- to late-40s -- got into an argument while driving west on I-70 about 6: 50 p.m.

The driver pulled onto the shoulder, Brown said.

A few minutes later, the woman got out of the car and ran across the three lanes of westbound I-70, crossed the grass median and was attempting to cross the three eastbound lanes when she was struck by a pickup truck and two sport utility vehicles, the trooper said.

She said the woman suffered multiple internal injuries and was flown by a MedEvac helicopter to Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The identities of the victim and the man and their relationship were not immediately available, nor could Brown say who was driving the car.

She said the incident is being investigated.

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