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Deputies: Women hit, killed by Freightliner tractor after running stop sign

Posted at 5:02 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 17:04:18-05

CARROLL COUNTY, Md. — Two women were killed after they ran a stop sign and were hit by a Freightliner tractor in Carroll County.

On Tuesday at about 6:05 p.m., deputies and fire/rescue personnel responded to the area of New Windsor Road (Rt 31) and Medford Road for a reported vehicle accident.

Deputies stated the accident involved a 2012 Honda Accord passenger car and a 2019 Freightliner Tractor with a 2015 Pott trailer.

The investigation revealed that the driver of the Honda Accord, 48-year-old Candida Flores, along with her passenger, 52-year-old Dania Rauda, were traveling Southbound on Medford Road when Flores failed to stop at a stop sign and was hit by the Freightliner.

Flores and Rauda were pronounced dead at the scene by Emergency Medical Personnel. The driver of the Freightliner was taken to Carroll Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Based on the initial investigation, the driver of the Freightliner does not appear to be at fault in this collision. Deputies say there were no indications of impairment observed during the initial investigation.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit responded and is continuing the investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the vehicle collision or has any information that could help in the investigation, please contact deputies at 410-386-5900.