UPDATE (3 p.m.)—Churchville resident Elizabeth Anne Wald, 19, was killed Thursday morning less than a mile from her home, according to Maryland State Police.
Police said that Wald, 19, of the 200 block of Whitefield Court, was hit by a Ford truck on the driver's side of her Saturn when she failed to yield while making a left turn from Rolling Road onto MD Route 136 (Priestford Road).
At approximately 5:55 a.m. when officials responded to the crash, they found Wald's 2001 Saturn LS and a 1999 Ford F-450 resting against an electrical pole approximately 100 feet north of Rolling Road, according to a statement from Maryland State Police.
Police said that the driver of the truck, a Churchville man, was headed northbound at the time of the crash. He was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, according to Maryland State Police.
Wald was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:18 a.m. by Harford County paramedics, police said.
A man named Jeff Wald, who identified himself as the victim's uncle, described her as "beautiful" and "funny" in a Twitter post just before 10 a.m. Thursday, in which he asked for prayers for his family.
Route 136 was closed between MD Route 22 (Churchville Road) and Cool Spring Road for several hours Thursday morning as police investigated. Officials said Thursday afternoon that neither speed nor alcohol was a factor in the crash.
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