A Frederick County woman was killed Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on southbound U.S. 15 just north of Frederick, according to Maryland State Police.
The crash, which was first reported to state police at 3:47 p.m., occurred on southbound U.S. 15 at Sundays Lane. Troopers arrived to find the wreckage of a Ford Expedition and a Mercury sedan in the southbound lanes of the highway.
The driver of the sedan, Kristy Denise Clark, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said. The man driving the SUV was taken to Frederick Health Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, said Trooper 1st Class Kevin Carter.
Carter said that no other passengers or patients were involved in the crash.
While the crash remained under investigation as of Thursday, the preliminary investigation indicated that the crash occurred as the sedan was attempting to turn onto Sundays Lane from U.S. 15, Carter said.
“So vehicle one, the blue car, was crossing southbound 15 onto Sundays Lane when vehicle two [the SUV], which was headed southbound on 15, struck it,” Carter said. “[The driver of the sedan] failed to yield the right of way.”
Both southbound lanes of U.S. 15 were closed for about an hour as a result of the crash to allow state police to take photographs and collect evidence. A single lane of U.S. 15 was reopened to traffic at about 4:30 p.m.