A Walkersville resident died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon, according to a Maryland State Police press release.

Emergency responders pronounced Doris Janet Kinnamont, 80, dead at the scene of a crash at U.S. 15 and Angleberger Road north of Lewistown at about 3:45 p.m. Kinnamont, driving a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, was at westbound Angleberger Road and U.S. 15 when she failed to yield the right of way to a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Jacob Lee Hanvey, 23, of Emmitsburg, according to the press release. Kinnamont tried to cross the northbound lanes of the highway and was struck by Hanvey’s truck on the driver’s side as he was traveling north.

Hanvey was taken by ambulance to Frederick Memorial Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, according to the release from state police.

The on-scene investigation of the crash is complete, and all lanes on the highway have been reopened, according to state police.

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mrnatural1

Unless there has been additional information released, it seems that Ms. Kinnamont was entirely at fault.

There is no indication that Mr. Hanvey was exceeding the speed limit, distracted, or doing anything else wrong.

The following is an example of why I choose to remain anonymous here on the FNP. It is not my intent to insult or upset anyone, but unfortunately statements of truth like this often do:

It is possible that Ms. Kinnamont's age was a factor. *Possible* -- not certain.

People are living longer and healthier lives compared with just a few decades ago. Ms. Kinnamont could have been perfectly fit to drive. That said, it is a fact that generally speaking, people do experience diminished eyesight; hearing; and fine motor skills as they age. Once again, *generally speaking*, they tend to become less sure of themselves, and their ability to judge things like closing speed becomes impaired.

It is entirely possible that Ms. Kinnamont misjudged the speed and/or distance of Mr. Hanvey's truck -- or simply did not even look to her left before pulling into the northbound lanes. In fact, I see no other way to explain this accident. Maybe mistaking the accelerator for the brake?

The highest accident rates are among teenagers and people in their early 20s. The rate then drops until age 65-70, at which point it begins to increase again. Those are IIHS stats. That does not mean that all drivers over age 75 or 80 should have their licenses revoked. Most of them are some of the safest drivers on the road. What it does mean is that if you care about your friends and family members who are in that age group, you should keep an eye on them. If/when they become a threat to themselves and others, one way or another they must stop driving. If they cannot be reasoned with, the local police will often help if given a tip to be on the lookout for them.

fisherkid89

No goes 55 mph on 15, they should up grade that section of high way all the way to pa to interstate standards with exit ramps and bridges and increase the speed limit to 70 mph

pappyjoe

This is shame having a qualify driver her age dying. Mrs. Kinnamont properly took the same route from Walkersville to 15 Lewistown for decades. The lady may had gotten use in judging a oncoming car/truck doing 55 mph. After passing 15/26 north NASCAR drivers kick in. Until the money is found in reconstructing each road intersecting 15 speed-bumps should be applied just before each intersecting road. Condolence`s to all of Mrs. Kinnamont family members and friends.

cindy62060

Speed bumps at 55 mph? Seems you have put the blame on the young man went there is no indication in this article that he was at fault. My condolences to all involved.

shiftless88

Multiple lives affected by this. Both drivers and their families. I do not know if she was distracted or what, but the visibility at that intersection is pretty good (I pull my trailer to that dealership)

KellyAlzan

The intersection is horrendous at high peak traffic times.

cindy62060

They all are from Resthave to the PA line. There use to be a sign at Resthaven that said 'You are about to enter the most dangerous highway in America'. That should still be there.

KellyAlzan

Cindy - remember when up in PA, on the side of 15, they had smashed up cars on posts?

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