A Bel Air woman critically injured in a morning rush-hour accident Wednesday at Route 24 and Wheel Road died from her injuries, Maryland State Police said Thursday morning.
Consquella Zebley Frieswyk, 56, of Bel Air, was pronounced dead at 12:57 p.m. Wednesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. She was the second highway fatality in Harford this week. A Pennsylvania man died in a crash near Conowingo Dam on Monday.
State Police from the Bel Air Barrack were dispatched to the intersection of Route 24 and Wheel Road, near the Festival at Bel Air Shopping Center, at 8:17 a.m. Wednesday where they found two vehicles in the median of the divided Route 24, according to a police news release.
Based on their initial investigation, troopers concluded a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe, operated by Robert Corbin of Newport, R.I., was traveling south on Route 24 when it collided with a 2012 Subaru Outback, driven by Mrs. Frieswyk, that was traveling east on Wheel Road, according to the news release.
The Subaru was traveling through the intersection on a green traffic signal, State Police said. The Hyundai failed to stop for a steady red signal at the intersection, striking the Subaru on the driver side door, according to the news release. Both vehicles traveled off the roadway and into the median, coming to rest in a ditch.
One of the victims had to extricated from one of the vehicles, according to the Harford Fire & EMS Association media Facebook page.
Corbin and his passenger, who was not identified, were transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries and were reported in stable condition by State Police around 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Route 24 traffic was originally diverted east onto Tollgate Road. One lane of Route 24 was still closed to southbound traffic at about 10:30 a.m., Tfc. R. Amoroso of the Bel Air Barrack said. Amoroso is conducting the investigation of the accident aided by reconstructionist Cpl. J. Wargo.
Mrs. Frieswyk was a private education administrator at Christ Our King Presbyterian Church Nursery School in Bel Air, according to her death notice, which appears on Page A8 of today's edition of The Aegis.
Survivors in include her husband, David, and three sons. Arrangements are by McComas Funeral Home in Bel Air.
After experiencing only two highway fatalities in the first 10 weeks of 2013, Harford has had two highway deaths in three days this week.
On Monday, Anila Vadala, 28, of the 4000 block of Locust Street in Philadelphia, died following the two-vehicle accident, which occurred around 5:45 a.m. Monday on Route 1 near Conowingo Dam, according to State Police.
The accident involved a pickup truck and Honda, according to the duty officer at the Bel Air Barrack, which also is investigating this crash. The dead man was driving the Honda.
Police said the pickup was traveling south on Route 1 near where the roadway goes onto the dam and the Honda was traveling north, when the Honda slid out of control and swerved into the path of the pickup. The pickup T-boned the Honda on the passenger side.
The accident occurred during extremely foggy conditions, police said, noting neither speed nor alcohol are considered factors in the crash.