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Ga. woman dies in wreck

March 04, 1998

Ga. woman dies in wreck

FREDERICK, Md. - A Marietta, Ga., woman was killed Tuesday afternoon after the car she was in was struck head-on by a truck pulling a trailer on Md. 80 at Penn Shop Road, according to Maryland State Police.

Alice McCoy, 83, a passenger in a 1986 Lincoln driven by Phyllis M. Field, 51, of 4198 Windy Hill Drive, Monrovia, Md., was pronounced dead at the scene of the 2:30 p.m. accident, police said.

A 1979 GMC Brigadier driven by Lawrence M. Kelly Sr., 57, of 16521 Batson Road, Spencerville, Md., was traveling east on Md. 80 when a vehicle ahead of his stopped to make a left turn onto Penn Shop Road, police said.

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The truck and trailer skidded out of control when the brakes were applied and crossed into the westbound lane, striking Field's vehicle head-on, police said.

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