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Waynesboro woman dies in collision with flatbed

June 10, 2004|by DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, PA.

chambersburg@herald-mail.com

A Waynesboro, Pa., woman died Tuesday afternoon after her pickup collided with a flatbed truck as she tried to turn left into Valley Quarries off Pa. 997 in Greene Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Kathy M. Freeman, 47, of 9685 Masters Road, was pronounced dead at Chambersburg Hospital at 4:40 p.m., Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said. She died of chest and abdominal injuries, he said.

Conner said no autopsy was performed.

The accident happened at 3:48 p.m., police said.

Freeman was driving a 1988 Dodge Ram north on Pa. 997, Black Gap Road, when she attempted a left turn into the entrance of the Valley Quarries plant. The passenger's side of her truck was struck by a southbound 2004 Sterling Acterra flatbed truck driven by Brian Stump of York, Pa., police said.

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The impact forced Freeman's pickup off the road where it struck four trees and a fence. Freeman, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from her vehicle, police said.

Stump, who police said was wearing a seat belt, was not injured.

John Freeman, Kathy Freeman's husband of six years, said his wife was a lifelong Waynesboro resident and an animal lover. She last worked for a pool service company in Smithsburg, he said.

The coroner said funeral arrangements are by the Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in Chambersburg.

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