A 41-year-old man was killed yesterday in the Louisville area in Carroll County when his car collided head-on with a tractor-trailer loaded with furniture.
State police identified the driver as Paul Leonard Norris.
Mr. Norris was pronounced dead on the scene by Dr. Richard Jones, associate medical examiner for Carroll County. Police said the victim lived with two relatives, one in Pikesville and the other in New Windsor.
A passenger on the furniture truck was hospitalized after the crash.
State police said the Pontiac was northbound on Route 32, just north of the bridge over Liberty Reservoir, about 9:40 a.m.
They said the driver apparently tried to pass a small truck. The crash occurred in the southbound lane of the two-lane road.
The automobile was pushed backward about 65 feet, across the northbound lane and into the guardrail, with the tractor stopping on top of the car.