Traffic accidents claim 3 Pa., Annapolis and Mount Airy women killed in accidents.


Three women, including a 67-year-old Annapolis pedestrian, have been killed in unrelated traffic accidents, authorities report.

About 8 p.m. yesterday, police said, Dorothy Wells Cronin, 67, of the 1700 block of Bay Ridge Ave. in Annapolis, was crossing Bay Ridge Avenue near Bank Street when she was struck by a car.

Cronin was taken to the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore, where she died shortly after arrival, police said.

They said Henry Martin Davidson 3rd, 21, of the 1200 block of Graff Court, Annapolis, the driver of the car that struck Cronin, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Other charges are pending.

State Police at the Waterloo Barracks said Sara J. Hill, 27, of the 13000 block of Harrisville Road in Mount Airy, was killed early yesterday when the car she was driving crashed into an unattended, empty horse van that was parked on the shoulder on Interstate 70 in Woodbine, Howard County.

Hill was driving a 1987 Honda Civic east on Interstate 70 near Md. 94 at 2:15 a.m. when her car drifted off the roadway and onto the shoulder, police said.

Police said the car struck the horse van and the impact killed Hill.

In Washington County, Cynthia Marie Trumpower, 38, of Waynesboro, Pa., was killed about 11:21 a.m. yesterday when her car struck another vehicle on Md. 60 north of Hagerstown, a spokesman for the county sheriff's department said.

The spokesman said she was driving south on Md. 60 when she swerved to avoid a stopped car, then crashed head-on into a car driven by Harold E. Hooker, 45, of Hagerstown. Hooker was taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment.

State Police at Pikesville said the three deaths brought to 503 the number of people killed on Maryland roads this year, compared with 565 at the same time last year.

About 1:15 p.m. yesterday in Elkton, Lea K. Cooper, 52, of Dover, Del., was injured when she failed to yield the right of way while making a left turn at Elkton Newark and Fletchwood roads in Elkton, State Police in North East said.

Cooper was driving a 1987 Nissan Sentra that hit a 1984 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Ervin A. Priolfau, 30, of Newark, Del., police said.

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