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Woman killed in car accident

December 14, 1999

FREDERICK, Md. - A Washington County woman died after her car hydroplaned on westbound U.S. 340 Tuesday morning, according to Maryland State Police in Frederick.

Linda Marie Cook, 37, of 19638 Yarrowsburg Road, Knoxville, was pronounced dead at the scene by a medical examiner, police said.

Police said Cook was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier west on U.S. 340 in the slow lane, half a mile west of Mount Zion Road. She lost control after driving over a puddle on the road at 10:12 a.m., police said.

Her car struck an embankment and rolled four times, ejecting Cook.

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