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Snowy roads lead to deadly crash in Frederick County

Maryland State Police
Posted at 11:20 AM, Mar 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-14 13:04:17-04

FREDERICK, Md. — A woman was struck and killed by a car in Frederick County on Saturday evening.

At approximately 4:08 p.m., troopers responded to a collision near MD Routes 340 and 17.

According to police, Iva Hermus, 69, of Staten Island, New York, was driving when strong winds and snow, caused her to pull to the side of the road and allow her companion to drive.

As she was getting out to switch, the driver of a Honda Accord lost control and crashed into Hermus' Hyundai Accent, which then hit her.

Hermus was flown to Shock Trauma, where she later died.

The driver and passenger of the Accord were taken to Frederick Health Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger with Hermus was treated on scene for minor injuries.

Route 340 was shut down for less than an hour following the incident.