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Berkeley County native killed in crash

November 23, 2011|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A former Berkeley County, W.Va., woman was killed Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash in Glen Burnie, Md., that remains under investigation, the Anne Arundel County Police Department said.

Wilda L. Scott, 67, formerly of Bunker Hill, W.Va., was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened about 11 a.m. on Crain Highway in the vicinity of Md. 100.

The driver of the second vehicle, 52-year-old Young Jea Kim of Glen Burnie, was taken to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment, police said.

Police said Scott’s 2007 Honda Civic was registered in West Virginia, but also indicated she was living in Millersville, Md., where her daughter resides, according to her obituary.

Scott’s family could not be reached for comment.

Based on a preliminary investigation, police said the 1993 Chevrolet pickup truck that Kim was driving crashed into the driver’s side door of Scott’s vehicle as the victim was leaving an office park.

Evidence collected by investigators suggested Scott was attempting to drive across the three southbound lanes of Crain Highway to reach the median and was struck after she pulled out onto the road, police said.

Police said several factors, including driver error and speed, appeared to contribute to the cause of the crash.

After the initial impact, the vehicles moved about 200 feet before stopping in the front lawn of a property in the 1400 block of the highway.

The Honda sustained significant damage to the driver's side door, and the Chevrolet had significant damage to its front end, police said.     

 Services for Scott, who was born in Martinsburg, will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Brown Funeral Home South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, according to the funeral home.
 
Family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

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