Two women killed in Baltimore Co., Shore traffic crashes


Two women were killed in separate car-truck accidents yesterday on the Eastern Shore and near the Harbor Tunnel Thruway.

In the Baltimore County accident, officials said an elderly woman driving a 1984 Chevrolet Chevette was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer about 2 p.m. several miles south of the tunnel, between Route 1 and the Baltimore Beltway.

The woman, believed to be 74, was either slowing down or had stopped on the highway when the accident occurred, said Thomas Freeburger, a spokesman for the Maryland Transportation Authority.

The woman's name was not released last night until her relatives could be notified. She was pronounced dead at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Mr. Freeburger said the truck driver, Leon S. Winstanley, 31, of Absecon, N.J., was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. He said other charges may also be filed against Mr. Winstanley who was treated and released from St. Agnes Hospital.

In Salisbury, state police said Sheila Styles Bowers, 22, of Laurel, Del., was killed when for an unknown reason, she drove into an opposite lane of Route 12 and hit the cab of a tractor-trailer head on.

Police said that Ms. Bowers, who was driving a 1978 Toyota Corolla north on Route 12 near Nutters Crossing Road shortly before 7 a.m., was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the cab, Alfred Rundle of Snow Hill, was not injured.

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