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Girl, 16, dies in Harford car-truck crash


A 16-year-old Jarrettsville girl was killed last night when the car in which she was riding was hit by another car that had run a stop sign, state police in Bel Air say.

Tanya Marzan, of the 3700 block of Norrisville Road, was pronounced dead about 11:30 p.m. at Fallston General Hospital. The wreck occurred about 10 p.m. at Md. 165 and Md. 23, near Jarrettsville.

The girl's mother, Deborah Jean Schmidt, 37, of the same address, was in serious condition today at the Maryland Shock-Trauma Center, police said. The girl's stepfather, Charles William Schmidt Jr., 32, driver of the 1983 Ford truck that was struck, was treated at Fallston General Hospital and released.

Police said the other driver, John R. Lanting, 38, was traveling west on Md. 23 when he failed to stop at Md. 165. His 1991 Buick Regal struck the truck, causing it to overturn. Mr. Lanting was treated at Fallston General and released.

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