Woman fatally injured in Crain Highway crash


A 63-year-old Glen Burnie woman was killed and a Calvert County woman was injured yesterday morning as a result of a two-car collision at Crain Highway and Oak Manor Road, county police said.

Nancy Claire Lund of the 8000 block of Budding Branch Road was pronounced dead at 9 a.m. by an emergency room physician at North Arundel Hospital, police said.

Michele Nigh, 24, of the 10000 block of Three Doctors Road, Dunkirk, was treated at Harbor Hospital and released, according to a spokeswoman.

Ms. Lund was driving her 1989 Pontiac Sunbird west on Oak Manor Road about 8:30 a.m. when she tried to turn left onto Crain Highway. Ms. Nigh, who was driving her 1985 Honda Accord north on Crain Highway, hit the driver's side of Ms. Lund's car, police said.

Ms. Lund's car flipped over, and she was trapped inside until county paramedics arrived, said Chief Gary Sheckells, a spokesman for the county Fire Department.

"She was suffering what appeared to be a fractured neck and she was in full [cardiac] arrest," Chief Sheckells said.

County paramedics freed Ms. Lund and took her to North Arundel Hospital. Paramedics said Ms. Lund was not wearing her seat belt, according to Chief Sheckells.

Ms. Nigh complained of pain in her ribs and shoulders, the chief said.

"It's possible she may have had a neck or collarbone injury," said Chief Sheckells. He said that Ms. Nigh told paramedics she was wearing her seat belt.

Preliminary investigation indicates Ms. Lund failed to yield the right of way, police said.

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