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Police release name of woman killed in crash of 1948 auto

A woman who was killed when the vintage car in which she was riding was hit by a sport utility vehicle on Interstate 95 in Joppa was a 77-year-old Baltimore County resident, state police said yesterday.

Gertrude Welkie of the 1700 block of Searles Road in the Stanbrook section of Dundalk was thrown Saturday night from the front passenger seat of a 1948 Chrysler Windsor, state police at the John F. Kennedy barracks said.

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She was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and died a short time later.

The car was driven by her son Michael Welkie of the same address, police said.

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The Chrysler sedan was heading south on I-95 south of Mountain Road when it was struck by a 1998 Jeep Cherokee, then crashed into a concrete barrier wall, police said.

The driver of the Jeep continued south on I-95 for several miles before being stopped by police. Police have not released the name of the Jeep driver.

The Chrysler was not equipped with seat belts, police said.


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