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Man, 24, dies after crash


A 24-year-old Taneytown man died after his 1991 Chevrolet Geo Storm was struck head-on by another car at 12:01 a.m. yesterday on Route 23 in northern Harford County, state police said.

Martin Francis Goldsmith was headed north near Houcks Road west of Madonna when a southbound Dodge Shadow driven by Brian Paul Koutz, 21, of Monkton crossed the center line and slammed into the Geo, investigators said.

Mr. Goldsmith was pronounced dead at 2:45 the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Mr. Koutz and a passenger, Meredith Eve Brown, 19, of Baldwin, also were taken to Shock Trauma, where they were listed in serious but stable condition last evening. A second passenger in Mr. Koutz's car, Jonathan Irwin, of Sparks, was not injured, police said.

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