Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal head-on collision Wednesday morning on the southern leg of the Route 30 bypass in Hampstead.
A 70-year-old woman died and a 65-year-old man was airlifted to Shock Trauma as a result of the crash, according to a news release. Both are from Carroll County.
Westminster Barrack troopers responded about 7:20 a.m. for a head-on collision between a 2013 Mazda Miata and a 2019 Toyota Tacoma, both gray, on the bypass, just north of the southern roundabout in Hampstead.
The driver of the Mazda, Sharon Hilditch, of Lineboro, was pronounced dead at the scene. State police didn’t indicate the condition of the other driver, Arthur Williams Jr., of Hampstead.
The Toyota was headed north on Route 30 and crossed the double yellow centerline before striking the Miata head-on, according to a preliminary investigation. Investigators don’t believe impairment contributed to the crash.
Members of the Maryland State Police Crash Team are investigating with assistance from Westminster Barrack troopers.
Route 30 was closed in both directions for almost three hours. Traffic was diverted at Maryland Route 482. Lanes reopened about 10:30 a.m.