A Frederick woman died from injuries suffered in a two-car crash that occurred on U.S. 15 near Thurmont, according to Maryland State Police.
Police say Melissa Phelps, 43, was driving a blue Honda Insight north on U.S. 15 just before 1 p.m. Wednesday when it struck a Chevrolet Impala that entered the northbound lanes after it had stopped at the crossover from Orndorff Road, according to a news release.
Phelps’ car struck the front of the Impala, which was driven by Savanna Notto, 18, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, according to the release.
Police say Phelps lost control of her car, crossed the northbound lanes and ended up in a ditch. Her car then overturned on the driver’s side. She was not wearing a seat belt, according to the release. Phelps died from her injuries, according to the release.
Notto was not injured in the crash, according to the release.
The crash is being investigated by Master Trooper David Greenwood with Maryland State Police.