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Former teacher in Towson recovering after car crash in Delaware

A former West Towson Elementary School teacher is recovering from a traffic accident in Delaware that left the driver of the other car dead.

Stephanie MacAdam, 44, of Pikesville, was driving her oldest daughter, 16, to a summer music camp shortly before 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, when Joseph J. Noonan, 66, of Newark, driving northbound on U.S. Route 301 (Summit Bridge Road north of Middleton, Del.), drifted into the southbound lane and hit MacAdam's car nearly head on, according to her husband, Jeremiah MacAdam, and the Delaware State Police.

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State police said MacAdam tried unsuccessfully to swerve out of the way, but was unsuccessful. Noonan was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. He was taken to Christiana Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Both of MacAdam's arms and legs were broken, said her husband, who runs a publishing group at T. Rowe Price. His wife and daughter, who were also wearing seat belts, were taken to Christiana Medical Center, where they were treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, state police said.

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Jeremiah MacAdam said his wife is still hospitalized. The family has raised more than $7,500 from more than 140 donors through the fundraising website www.gofundme.com.

MacAdam, a mother of three, is also a parent at West Towson Elementary. She taught vocal music there for more than four years, from the time the school first opened until early last year, when she took a job as instructional coordinator for fine arts at Cecil County Public Schools.

The West Towson Elementary PTA on its website is encouraging people to support "our beloved Mrs. MacAdam."

"The thoughts and prayers of a lot of people are making a big difference" in MacAdam's recovery, her husband said.

State police said they are still investigating the crash.

Go to www.gofundme.com/zd6wnf7 for more informtion or to make a donation.


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