Woman killed, toddler hurt, man critically injured in Owings Mills crash

Police suspect a medical incident caused man, 73, to cross road, strike utility pole

April 06, 2010|By Liz F. Kay | liz.kay@baltsun.com | Baltimore Sun reporter

Investigators believe a medical issue may have caused a crash in Owings Mills on Monday afternoon that killed a Reisterstown woman and left the driver in critical condition, a Baltimore County Police spokesman said.

James Jackson, 73, of the first block of Shetland Circle, was driving northbound on Reisterstown Road at about 2 p.m., in a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country van, when he crossed into the southbound lanes and struck a curb and a utility pole, said the spokesman, Cpl. Mike Hill.

Police suspect he suffered a medical incident that caused him to lose control of the vehicle, the spokesman said.

Jackson and his wife, Mary Jackson, 63, were taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where Mary Jackson died last night of her injuries, Hill said.

The couple's two-year-old grandson, who was riding in a car seat, was taken to the pediatric intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital with minor injuries, Hill said.

After emergency vehicles responded to the scene, two other vehicles also collided but only sustained property damage, the spokesman said.

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