Woman fatally struck on I-70 near Ellicott City

Accident temporarily closes section of highway

April 01, 2004|By Jacqueline Seaberg | Jacqueline Seaberg,Baltimoresun.com Staff

A young woman was struck and killed by a welding truck around 5:45 this morning on westbound Interstate 70 after Columbia Pike, authorities said.

According to Cpl. Frank Quisay of the Maryland State Police's Waterloo barracks, the woman was driving down I-70 when her car broke down. She parked on the shoulder of the highway, got out of her car and crossed the street.

As she was returning to her car, she was struck and killed by the welding truck, a 2000 Ford, in the first lane of the highway, police said. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Westbound 1-70 was temporarily shut down as traffic was diverted around the scene of the accident.

Police have yet to release the woman's name.

No charges are expected to be filed against the driver of the truck, according to Quisay, but "the case is continuing."

Originally published April 1, 2004, 11:23 AM EST

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