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2 people killed in weekend auto accidents Unidentified woman hit by train in Frederick Co.


Two people were killed in separate traffic accidents over the weekend and a woman was fatally struck by a train in Frederick County, authorities reported.

In Prince George's County, an unidentified woman was struck and killed by a Chevrolet Blazer about 4: 38 a.m. yesterday while walking in the northbound lane of Branch Avenue just south of Allentown Road in Camp Springs, according to state police at Forestville.

Police are investigating the incident.

In Cecil County, Charles Gifford, 17, was driving a Mazda pickup truck north on Route 213, south of Basil Avenue in Chesapeake City about 10: 14 p.m. Saturday when his truck crossed the center line and collided with a Chevrolet Suburban, said Sgt. Charles Pertain of the state police barracks at North East.

Gifford of the first block of Water St. in North East died on his way to the hospital, Pertain said.

The driver of the Suburban, Peter Furness, 61, of the 1700 block of Town Point Road in Town Point, was treated at Union Hospital in Elkton and released, Pertain said.

In Frederick County, CSX police reported that a train struck and killed an unidentified woman Saturday west of Mount Airy. County Sheriff's Department deputies found the body about 9: 30 p.m.

Pub Date: 12/21/98

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