Hampstead man, 76, killed, wife injured in collision

August 21, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 76-year-old Hampstead man was killed and his wife injured Sunday evening in an accident east of Westminster, according to state police at the Westminster barracks.

The driver, William Harris of the 500 block of Houcksville Road was pronounced dead at Carroll County General Hospital, police said. His wife, Patricia Harris, was flown in serious condition to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she was released yesterday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Harris apparently drove his Oldsmobile Delta 88 through a stop sign on Coon Club Road at Gorsuch Road North about 6:10 p.m., said Lt. Terry L. Katz, the barracks commander.

The Oldsmobile struck the side of a Ford F-250 pickup truck driven north on Gorsuch Road by William Twigg, 39, of Southwestern Avenue in Manchester, police said. Twigg was not injured.

FOR THE RECORD - A story in yesterday's Carroll County edition of The Sun incorrectly identified a passenger injured in a fatal accident at Coon Club and Gorsuch roads Sunday evening. The passenger was Patricia Harris, the 55-year-old daughter of William Harris, 76, who was killed in the accident. The Sun regrets the error.

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