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Three dead after head-on collision on Route 140 in Westminster

Three people are dead after a head-on collision on Route 140 in Westminster on Saturday night, Maryland State Police said Sunday morning.

Just before 10:30 p.m., the driver of a 2017 Chevy Camaro was traveling eastbound on Route 140 west of Hughes Shop Road when he attempted to pass another vehicle by driving on the wrong side of the road, according to a state police news release. The car was traveling faster than 100 mph when it struck a 2018 Toyota Corolla traveling westbound head-on, police said.

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Both drivers and a passenger in the Camaro were pronounced dead by Westminster Volunteer Fire Department personnel. Police identified the driver of the Camaro as 53-year-old Todd Baker, of Westminster, but had not identified his passenger as of Sunday evening. Police said Anna Marie Lienhard, 20, of Westminster, was driving the Corolla.

The road was closed for four hours as police investigated the crash, the news release said.

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Debris from the crash also struck and disabled a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Neither the driver nor the passenger of the Eclipse were injured.

State police said the incident remains under investigation, and anyone with information should contact the Maryland State Police Westminster Barrack at 410-386-3000.

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