Collision on Route 97 claims its third victim


A 73-year-old Baltimore woman died late Thursday of injuries she received Monday in a two-car, head-on crash on Route 97 north of Hook Road.

Doris Irene Burucker, of the 3400 block of Gaither Road, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at 9:20 p.m. Thursday, according to a hospital spokeswoman. She was the third person to die in the crash.

Ms. Burucker was driving a 1991 Ford Escort that was hit head-on by a 1987 Plymouth that crossed the center line.

The force of the impact spun the Escort 180 degrees, and it came to rest on a shoulder of the road facing south. The Plymouth came to rest in the southbound lane.

The driver of the Plymouth, 18-year-old Jonathan Dana Cox of the 3700 block of Hawk's Hill Road in New Windsor, died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins.

Bridget M. Evans, 75, of the 3400 block of Gaither Road in Baltimore, died instantly in the crash. A neighbor of Ms. Burucker, she was riding in the right front seat of the Escort.

A passenger in the Cox car, Adam G. White, 18, of the 1500 block of Conquistador Drive in Westminster, remained in critical condition yesterday at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, according to a spokeswoman there.

James M. Trout, 18, of the 1700 block of Keysville Road South in Keysville, was treated in and released from Carroll County General Hospital. He was sitting in the rear of Mr. Cox's car.

State police are investigating the accident.

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