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Pennsylvania woman dies in Jarrettsville crash

A 24-year-old Pennsylvania woman died Monday after she lost control of her car on a White Hall road and was hit by a dump truck, according to Maryland State Police.

Philomena Addo-Asah, of York, Pa., was driving west on Route 439 (Old York Road) in her Honda Civic. The road was wet, and part of it was covered with snow.

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Ms. Addo-Asah lost control and crossed the center line of the highway. A Mack dump truck being driven east by James Hanna Jr., of Dover, Pa., struck her car, according to a State Police press release.

The accident happened near the intersection with Route 23. State Police and the members of the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company were alerted shortly after 11:15 a.m.

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Tfc. Aaron Bates, the investigating trooper, said via email that Ms. Addo-Asah was pronounced dead at the scene.

The roads were closed for about four hours after the accident.

Jennifer Chenworth-Price, a spokeswoman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association, said fire company units left the scene at 1:54 p.m.

Hanna, the truck driver, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore with "non-life-threatening injuries," according to the news release.

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The State Police investigation continues, but the weather appeared to be a "contributing factor," according to the news release.

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