Frederick Co. collision kills 1, injures 2

A woman has died from injuries sustained in a Frederick County car collision on Saturday.

Maryland State Police say it happened just after 4 p.m. near the area of Route 340 and Route 17 in Brunswick, Maryland.



Iva Hermus, 69, of Staten Island, New York reportedly pulled onto the shoulder of the roadway while traveling westbound on Route 340.

Police say she wanted another person in the car to take the wheel because heavy winds and snow were making it difficult to drive.

After she got out of her car, police say the driver of a black Honda Accord lost control and crashed into Hermus’ car — which hit her. The woman was flown to a hospital in Baltimore where she later died.

The driver of the Honda Accord and a passenger also suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The police did not say if any charges will be filed.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

Juan Herrera

Juan Herrera is an associate producer for WTOP News. He joined the radio news team in 2021 after previously working for WMAL News as a news assistant. He is a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

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