Girl, 14, killed in northern Harford

Hit by car crossing Route 136 Thursday

  • Route 136 near Amoss Mill Road where a 14-year-old was struck and killed by a car Thursday afternoon.
Route 136 near Amoss Mill Road where a 14-year-old was struck… (Kayla Bawroski | Aegis staff,…)
July 29, 2011|By AEGIS STAFF REPORT

A 14-year-old Pylesville girl died Thursday after she was hit by a car while crossing Route 136 in northern Harford County, Maryland State Police said.

The victim, Heather Greer, was struck in the 2200 block of Harkins Road (Route 136) shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday. Initial Harford County radio dispatches said the victim was in some kind of "arrest" and, a short time later, a chaplain was requested.

Maryland State Police troopers responded to the scene and, according to a news release from the Bel Air Barrack, ordered a Medevac to the scene to fly Ms. Greer to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

She died at the hospital "as a result of injuries sustained during impact," according to the news release.

State police in the news release say Ms. Greer "attempted to cross the road," when she was struck by a 2009 Toyota Highlander driven by James Landerkin, 34, of Pylesville, who was driving south on Route 136, just prior to the diagonal intersection with Amos Mill and West Heaps roads, when the accident occurred.

The area, a few miles south of the Maryland and Pennsylvania border, is rural and dotted by farms and single homes on large lots.

Route 136 was closed for about two hours while troopers investigated the accident, state police said.

A Facebook page, "RIP Heather Greer Best 2nd Baseman Ever," has been started in Ms. Greer's memory. The page had 51 members as of 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Ms. Greer's death is the 15th on Harford County highways this year and the fifth during July. She was the second young person to be struck by a car in northern Harford this week.

A 12-year-old boy was injured when he was hit while riding a bicycle across Old York in the Monkton area Tuesday afternoon, according to state police.

For updates, check back with http://www.exploreharford.com

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