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Woman killed in 3-vehicle chain collision

Friday - 2/7/2014, 2:50am  ET

JESSUP, Md. (AP) -- Howard County police say a woman was killed when the car she was driving was hit from behind by a box truck and pushed into the car in front of her.

It happened about 6:40 a.m. Wednesday on Route 1 in Jessup. Police say a truck driven by 56-year-old William Russell III of Elkridge hit the rear of a Volkswagen that was stopped in the through traffic lane to make a left turn.

The impact pushed the Volkswagen into a Chrysler in front of it that was also stopped in traffic.

Police say the driver of the Volkswagen, 39-year-old Rafaella Griffin of Baltimore, was taken to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, where she died.

Officers say Russell and the driver of the Chrysler, 40-year-old Michael Thompson of Clinton, were not hurt.


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