Owings Mills Woman Killed in Finksburg Crash

Traffic was closed in both directions on Rt. 140 at the Baltimore/Carroll County line while police investigated the accident.

An Owings Mills woman was killed in a three-car crash on Rt. 140 at the Baltimore/Carroll County line Tuesday evening police said.

Ruchita Pandya, 32, of Owings Mills, was pronounced dead at the scene according to a Baltimore Sun article.

According to the Sun, the driver of a 2001 Toyota Tundra, William Mark Lehr, of Westminster, crossed the center line on Route 140 in Finksburg and crashed into Pandya's 2007 Toyota Corolla, which was going in the opposite direction. The Corolla was pushed into a 2008 Mercedes SGL320, overturning the Corolla onto the shoulder of the road.

Lehr was flown to Shock Trauma for treatment of injuries that were not expected to be life-threatening and the driver of the SGL320 suffered minor injuries but refused treatment according to a WBALtv.com report.

All lanes of Route 140 in the area were closed while Maryland State Police investigated the crash just after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Jane Doe December 05, 2012 at 01:03 PM
So sorry for the victim and her family. What a terrible event. I was on that road yesterday too at about 3:30. As you can imagine, I am thankful that I was traveling at that earlier time.
Steven Ravenfan Gordon December 05, 2012 at 03:26 PM
That road from old Westminster to near full moon is bad around that bend
Michele Heller December 05, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Something really needs to be done on that portion of Rt. 140. There needs to be a jersey wall or something else to prevent horrible tragedies like this. How many accidents does it take until something is done?
Bharvi Stalhamer December 05, 2012 at 07:08 PM
I'm all out of words with the sad news of my cousin who has a husband and 2 kids (4 yr & 2yr old). I do hope something is done to prevent this in the future.
Chuck Massanopoli December 05, 2012 at 09:05 PM
That's a bad section of road. I agree with the Jersey wall suggestion. At least it would help keep people from going over the center line.
Nauka Joshi December 06, 2012 at 03:35 AM
My deepest condolence to the entire Pandya Family for this unbelievable, untimely and unfortunate accident, You all our in our prayers and thoughts. N. Joshi Chicago
pkd December 06, 2012 at 04:12 PM
She was our friend. Her sudden demise has devastated us. Such a horrible news , we cannot imagine. May God give her little baby all the blessings. Deepest Condolence to Pandya's family.
Marc Shapiro (Editor) December 07, 2012 at 05:58 PM
So sorry for your loss.
Marc Shapiro (Editor) December 07, 2012 at 05:59 PM
So sorry for your loss, pkd. Thanks for sharing with us.
Chandresh Sheth December 08, 2012 at 09:11 PM
A good soul and a dear family member has been snatched away from us. It's sad and very unfair. Chandresh Sheth, Delaware


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