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West Friendship woman dies after Route 144 crash


A West Friendship woman was killed yesterday morning after she drove through a red light at a western Howard County intersection and was struck by a dump truck, police said.

About 6: 15 a.m., Gwendolyn Pinnix, 37, of the 2000 block of Wynfield Road, was driving her Jeep Wrangler west on Route 144 when she ran the red light at Route 32, police said.

Pinnix was hit by the dump truck traveling north on Route 32, police said.

Pinnix was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the truck, Charles Rogers, 46, of Ellicott City, was not injured. The driver and passenger of a Ford van that crashed into the dump truck were not injured, police said.

Pub Date: 12/02/98

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