Woman dragged 500 feet, killed alongside disabled car on I-83 shoulder, Maryland police say

A 53-year-old Pennsylvania woman standing alongside her disabled vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 83 in Baltimore County was struck and dragged for 500 feet in a fatal crash Thursday night, Maryland State Police said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle that struck the woman did not stop, police said. Police said she was from New Freedom, Pa., but did not identify her pending notification of her family.

The incident took place around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the area of Western Run Road, police said. The woman was driving a red Suzuki that experienced mechanical issues. She was standing near the driver side door of the vehicle when she was struck by an unknown vehicle, police said.

Based upon evidence collected at the scene, police believe the woman was struck by a tractor trailer.

A passenger in the front seat of the disabled Suzuki was on the phone at the time and did not see the woman struck, nor the vehicle that struck her, according to police. The passenger was taken to an area hospital as a precaution, according to police.

The woman killed in the crash was not immediately identified by police.

State police issued a lookout to neighboring police agencies, noting that the tractor trailer should have damage to the area of its front right bumper or headlight.

State police are investigating.

Anyone with information may call troopers at the Maryland State Police Golden Ring Barrack at 410-780-2700.

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