Woman dies as car plunges onto a train Driver of car critically injured


One woman was killed and another critically injured yesterday when a car swerved out of control in the 2500 block of Harford Road and plunged off a bridge onto a moving CSX freight train, Baltimore police reported.

A passenger in the car, Mary Elizabeth Booze, 86, of the 4400 block of St. Georges Ave. in Northeast Baltimore, was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after the 12:25 p.m. accident, said Sam Ringgold, a police spokesman.

The driver of the Nissan Sentra, Dorothy Mello, 67, of the 1200 block of Winston Ave. in Northeast Baltimore, was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was listed in critical condition last night, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Police said the car was traveling south on Harford Road when it struck a concrete median, careened across the northbound lanes and struck a fence before plunging off the bridge.

The car landed on top of the train before falling to the ground.

The train traveled for some distance before the engineer was notified of the crash and stopped, Mr. Ringgold said.

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