2-car crash kills woman

Her husband, 3 children are injured in collision on Route 3 in Glen Burnie

Accident occurs at yellow light

Family's car made left into path of pickup truck

Anne Arundel

September 29, 2004|By Sarah Schaffer | Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF

A Glen Burnie woman was killed and her husband and their three children injured Monday night in a two-vehicle collision on Route 3, Anne Arundel County police said.

Wanda Jean Schulze, 34, was pronounced dead at North Arundel Hospital about 10 p.m., about an hour after the car in which she was riding collided with a pickup truck at Route 3 and Old Stage Road in Glen Burnie, according to a news release issued yesterday.

Police said Schulze, her husband, Terry Matthew Parker, 44, and the children were in the family's 1993 Ford Taurus about 9 p.m. when Parker, the driver, attempted to turn left at a yellow light from Route 3 onto Old Stage Road.

The Taurus was struck on the right side when it crossed the path of a southbound Ford F150 pickup driven by Scotty Ray Williams, 50, of Millersville.

Parker was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was listed in serious but stable condition yesterday afternoon.

The couple's children, Nikki, Anthony and Saul Parker -- ages 8, 11 and 12, respectively -- were taken to Johns Hopkins Children's Center with what initially were described as serious injuries.

A hospital spokeswoman said the children were treated and discharged yesterday afternoon, but would not disclose to whom they were released or their conditions at the time of release.

Williams, the driver of the pickup, suffered minor injuries and was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released.

Police said both drivers were passing through yellow traffic signals at the time of the crash. No charges had been filed as of yesterday.

The family's home is a modest, split-level house on a tree-lined stretch of Old Stage Road, a half-mile from bustling Route 3, where the accident took place.

Their house stood deserted yesterday afternoon, and neighbors in the quiet community would say only that the couple's children could be seen walking to school each morning.

Staff at Glen Burnie Park Elementary School, where the two younger Parker children attend class, said yesterday that a letter with information about the family's accident was sent home with pupils at the end of the day.

Tony Ruffin, a spokesman for Anne Arundel County schools, said trauma counselors may be available this week at Glen Burnie Park Elementary and Old Mill Middle School South, where the eldest Parker child is enrolled.

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