A Reisterstown woman died as a result of a two-vehicle crash that shut down Md. 140 in the Finksburg area for more than three hours Monday morning.
Maryland State Police identified the deceased as Adikie Mosby, 36, of Reisterstown. The incident took place just before 8 a.m. west of Sunset Lane, according to a state police news release.
The preliminary investigation shows a 2011 Lexus ES350 driven by Mosby was stopped on Old Westminster Pike then attempted to cross both lanes of westbound Md. 140, according to the release. A 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, which was driven by Madison Absher, 21, of Finksburg, was traveling westbound on Md. 140 in the far left lane.
The Lexus pulled onto Md. 140 and was struck on the driver's side door by the Hyundai, according to the release.
The impact caused damage that trapped Mosby inside, according to police, and caused her fatal injuries. Mosby was pronounced dead at the scene by Reese Volunteer Fire Company personnel.
Absher was transported to Carroll Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, according to the release. Neither party is suspected to have been impaired by drugs or alcohol, according to the release.
Maryland State Police troopers from the Westminster Barrack, deputies from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and members of the Reese fire company responded to the scene. A collision reconstructionist also responded to the scene for the investigation. The State Highway Administration assisted with a road closure and detours that remained in effect until approximately 11:10 a.m., according to the release.
The investigation is continuing. As of Monday afternoon, no charges were pending. Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Trooper 1st Class Mark Klinger at 410-386-3001.
Monday's crash was at least the second fatal crash in 2018 on Carroll County roadways.
Kaitlyn Taylor McDaniel, 20, was killed March 20 when her 2001 Jeep Wrangler crossed the center line on Md. 97 and struck another vehicle near Eldersburg. The incident occurred during a spring snow.
A preliminary Maryland State Police investigation determined that at around 11:05 a.m. that day, McDaniel was traveling north on Md. 97, just south of Bartholow Road, when she lost control of the Jeep and crossed the centerline due to the icy and slick conditions, police said. At the same time, a 2014 Toyota Highlander being driven by Lisa Vilar, of Woodbine, was traveling south on Md. 97. When McDaniel's Jeep crossed the center line, it struck the Toyota.
McDaniel died as a result of the collision, according to police.
There were at least 13 fatal crashes, resulting in at least 17 fatalities, in Carroll County in 2017, according to Carroll County Times reporting. In one of these incidents, the crash involved a pedestrian and in another, it involved a bicyclist. No official data from 2017 is available yet from the Maryland State Highway Administration, although the agency's data shows Carroll has averaged about 17 fatal crashes annually over the past five years.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office recorded eight fatal crashes for 2017, which account for incidents that occurred on roads the Sheriff's Office patrols, Christine Garvin, a crime analyst for the Sheriff's Office, said via email. Maryland State Police have jurisdiction over state number routes like Md. 140 and Md. 97. Garvin clarified the Sheriff's Office numbers represent the number of collisions, not the number of people who died, and that some of the incidents involved multiple fatalities.
In 2016, SHA recorded 20 total fatal crashes in Carroll, Shanteé Felix, the assistant media relations manager for the Maryland Department of Transportation said via email. The Sheriff's Office recorded seven fatal collisions under its jurisdiction in 2016.
Fatal accidents in recent 2012-2018
2018: at least two fatal accidents
2017: at least 13 fatal accidents; sheriff's office recorded eight fatal accidents in their territory
2016: SHA recorded 20 total fatal crashes in the county; sheriff's office recorded seven in their territory
2015: SHA recorded 16 total fatal crashes in the county; sheriff's office recorded four in their territory
2014: SHA recorded 11 fatal crashes in the county; sheriff's office recorded six in their territory
2013: SHA recorded 19 total fatal crashes in the county; sheriff's office recorded eight in their territory
2012: SHA recorded 19 total fatal crashes in the county; sheriff's office recorded eight in their territory