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Woman, 84, Killed in Philadelphia Road Accident

A woman died following a single-vehicle traffic accident Friday afternoon between Perry Hall and White Marsh.

UPDATE (Jan. 30, 10:27 a.m.)—An 84-year-old woman was killed in a single-vehicle traffic accident along Philadelphia Road, between Perry Hall and White Marsh, on Friday afternoon. 

Police have not yet released the victim's identity, according to Baltimore County police spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher.

Shortly after 12:30 p.m., the victim was traveling eastbound on Philadelphia Road near Maudes Way when she lost control of her car, a 1993 Ford Crown Victoria, and began swerving from one edge of the road to the other. She struck two mailboxes, a small tree and a large tree off the southern edge of the road, according to Rogers-Feher.

The victim was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma by medevac helicopter, where she died at about 1:45 p.m., Rogers-Feher said.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident and no one else was injured, she said. Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

Check Patch for updates.

Is traffic safety a concern on Philadelphia Road? Tell us in the comments.

Editor's Note: Police originally announced that the victim was 85 years old, but later confirmed that she is 84 years old.

Carole Miller January 27, 2012 at 11:38 PM
This lady is a very close friend of my husbands . The friend called us an hour ago .
Red Dolphin January 28, 2012 at 12:14 PM
CaroI ,my heart goes out to the lady;s family and all who knew her, I heard it all going down on the scanner,,,,,,,,,, as I put the pieces together as to where it was all happening I made the sign of the cross and prayed, hoping theyd save her . (when I heard the police officer say it was an eldery lady trapped and he could not get to her my hat goes off to all those who responded
Sharon Stichel-Sines January 28, 2012 at 02:25 PM
I was at work on Philadelphia Road when I seen all of the emergency vehicles flying by then the helicopter landed behind us. We heard that a vehicle had cut her off coming out of a side street. So sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
Bill Howard January 28, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Sounds like she had a stroke, coronary or diabetic incident that precluded the accident. Our thoughts are with her and her family. We can also be thankful that no one else was hurt as well. Peace.
Sharon J. Remeikis January 28, 2012 at 08:05 PM
I also agree with Bill. It is sad that this elderly lady lost her life in an auto accident. as sad as it is, it is a blessing that no one else was injured. May she RIP. Our condolences to her family and friends.
Tim January 29, 2012 at 04:36 AM
My condolences on you and your husband's loss - as well as the lady's family, of course.
jenny January 30, 2012 at 02:44 AM
thank you so very much for all the kind words that was my great aunt.she was the most amazing person i have ever met in my life.she was our family's rock.she will never be forgotten by many plz plz pray for our family.
Carole Miller January 30, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Bill you are probably right . Her son is on the way up to Maryland. Jack ( son) spoke to my husband this am. He was the only child of Mrs. Betty .
baltoravensjen January 30, 2012 at 06:41 PM
She was not cut off, she had to have had a medical ailment prior to the accident. My prayers go out to the family.
Carole Miller January 30, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Yes she did have medical issues. Will post later.
baltoravensjen January 31, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Carole, I heard more details tonight. Please express my condolences to the family. I can't get it out of my head and wish there was more that I could have done. This happened right in front of my eyes and I feel just terrible.
Carole Miller February 11, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Viewings were Thursday Feb 2 ,and Funeral, for Mrs Betty was Friday Feb 3, 2012 .

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