Frederick woman, 2 of her sons die in traffic accident 3rd child hospitalized after truck hits auto


...hTC A Frederick woman and two of her three young children were killed yesterday afternoon when their car was hit by a tractor-trailer, state police said. A third son was taken to a hospital and treated for a broken leg.

Laurie Ann Mays, 22, of the 1400 block of Key Parkway had been driving southbound on Route 85 near Interstate 270 about 2:25 p.m. when she tried to make a left turn onto Executive Way, according to police. Mrs. May's 1983 Datsun Sentra was hit broadside by a tractor-trailer that was hauling dry cement, driven by Robert Hauser, 56, of Hanover, Pa.

Mrs. Mays and her 2-year-old son, Thomas James May, were killed instantly in the collision, police said. Three-month-old Travis Scott Mays was flown by helicopter to the Children's Hospital at the National Medical Center in Washington where he died in the emergency room.

A third son, Timothy Michael Mays Jr., 5, a back-seat passenger, also was taken to Children's Hospital. He was listed last night in good condition after treatment for a broken leg, abrasions and cuts.

Mrs. Mays' husband, Michael, said that his wife had been headed to the Francis Scott Key Mall to pick up pictures taken recently of their infant son.

Mr. Hauser, the truck driver, was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital and treated for minor injuries. He was found to be not at fault, but police said an investigation into the accident was continuing.

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