A 40-year-old Sykesville man and a 17-year-old Westminster High School student were killed in separate traffic accidents that occurred within 24 hours of each other, authorities said.
Just before 7 a.m. yesterday, a 2000 Dodge pickup truck heading west on Route 26 at Oklahoma Road in Eldersburg hit the passenger side of a 1993 Ford Taurus, according to state police at the Westminster barracks.
A passenger in the Taurus, Robert Mark Carson, 40, of the 7400 block of Village Road, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Taurus' driver, Carson's 72-year-old mother, Elizabeth Carson, had moved forward on a green left-turn arrow to enter a parking lot from eastbound Route 26 onto Oklahoma Road when the car was struck, police said.
Troopers said she was taken to Northwest Hospital Center for observation.
The pickup truck's driver, Phillip Anthony Duffy, 36, of the 4700 block of Wards Chapel Road, Owings Mills, was not injured, police said. No charges had been filed, but the accident remained under investigation, police said.
On Tuesday afternoon, a Westminster girl died in a five-vehicle crash in Westminster, police said.
About 4:30 p.m., Michael J. Biemer, 24, of Upperco was driving a 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue east on Route 482 (Hampstead Mexico Road) near Leisters Church Road when he tried to pass other vehicles and struck a 1980 Chevrolet Malibu, police said.
The Oldsmobile then struck an eastbound 1997 Ford Taurus, which spun around, entered the westbound lane and struck a 2003 Chrysler minivan. A Ford rollback truck then skidded into the Chrysler.
Pronounced dead at the scene was Megan Marie Taylor, 17, of Trump Road, police said. She was a passenger in the Taurus, which was driven by her twin brother, Zachary Allan Taylor, state police said.
Taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center were Zachary Taylor, who was listed in good condition; and Biemer, who was treated and released. Treated at Carroll Hospital Center and released were Pamela Masimore, 44, of Hampstead, the driver of the minivan; and Joseph S. Amigh, 36, of New Market, who was driving the Malibu.
Two men in the rollback were not injured, police said.
No charges had been filed, but the accident remained under investigation, police said.