An Aberdeen woman was killed and two other people were injured Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash at Walmart Way and Route 40 (South Philadelphia Boulevard) in Aberdeen, according to Harford County officials.
The crash forced police to close a portion of Route 40 around the scene for about four hours.
Virginia Walker, 69, of Aberdeen, died from her injuries at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace around 11:30 a.m., according to a news release from the Aberdeen Police Department.
The crash took place around 10:24 a.m., according to police.
Walker was driving a 2004 GMC Envoy SUV along Walmart Way across Route 40, traveling from the Royal Farms store, when her vehicle was struck on the driver's side, said Lt. Fred Budnick, spokesman for the Aberdeen Police Department.
The Envoy was hit by a 2013 Nissan truck being driven west on Route 40 by Carrie McCall, 45, of Conowingo, according to the police news release.
According to monitored Harford County emergency radio transmissions, the initial emergency dispatches called for an accident with rescue and, a short time later, a person in "trauma arrest."
Aberdeen firefighters had to free Walker from her vehicle before she could be taken to the hospital.
McCall and her passenger, Terra Posadas 33, of Conowingo, were taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore with non-life-threatening injuries. Budnick said they were listed in stable condition
"It does not appear that the weather was a factor," Budnick said.
He said Aberdeen police are investigating the crash with assistance from the Traffic Unit of the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
Budnick said any charges would depend on the conclusion reached by the investigators.
"It's too early to say now if there's any charges pending," he said.
Route 40 was closed until around 2:30 p.m., Budnick said.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun