By LAURA ERNDE
Two women, including one on her way to visit family for the Easter holiday, were killed in separate accidents Saturday, Maryland State Police said.
The noontime storm that hit the area played a role in the crash that killed Roberta Lee Gracie, 36, of Baltimore.
She had pulled off westbound Interstate 70 during the storm and was involved in a fender-bender on the road's shoulder.
Gracie was crushed between her van and another car after she got out to exchange insurance information, police said.
Earlier Saturday, 36-year-old Eugenia Teressa Spencer, of Jefferson, Md., died when her pickup truck ran off Md. 85 in Frederick County and hit a utility pole, police said. That crash happened at 9:22 a.m., police said.