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Harford Teen Killed in Churchville Crash

The 19-year-old was reportedly close to home when she was killed on Route 136.

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.

See Also: Route 136 Shut Down for Fatal Thursday Morning Crash

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Theresa Fielder April 05, 2013 at 11:32 AM
guess Tammy Scott feels bad for the unnecessary comment. prayer to her family and friends. I am sorry for the lost of a young nice lady
Theresa Fielder April 05, 2013 at 11:36 AM
136 is so busy and the traffic is fast some roads are difficult to get out onto 136
SnakeSkin April 05, 2013 at 12:51 PM
Praying for the family! While I didn't know the family personally I did know some people who were friends of hers! It's very sad that this happened to a young woman who had a long future ahead of her!! May she rest on peace!!!
Dtaylor April 05, 2013 at 03:33 PM
My heart just breaks reading this story. I lost my son last year at age 24 (he died in a fire) and my life stopped on that day. Just stopped. I know what these parents are feeling today - I wish I didn't but sadly I do. I pray for the peace that surpasses all understanding. I pray that God will hold you up in his loving arms as you move forward thru this new journey. Rest in the care of your own personal angel in heaven. In honor of my son, Jonathan Paul Daily, who died on 3/1/12 - take good care of this precious girl, my son :)
Kathys10 April 05, 2013 at 07:55 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends so sorry for your lose

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