Rabbi Dovid Winiarz, 49, dead after weather-related two-car crash on Route 23 in Harford County, Maryland

Modified Date: 
Sat, 04/04/2015 - 12:54pm
Accident Date: 
Sunday, January 18, 2015

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Rabbi Dovid Winiarz of Staten Island was killed when the driver of the Honda CR-V he was traveling in lost control on Route 23 in Harford County, Maryland and collided with another vehicle at around 8:10 a.m., according to Maryland State Police. The Honda CR-V was headed west when the driver lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center line, and struck an eastbound Honda Pilot traveling eastbound. Winiarz was a passenger in the back seat and suffered fatal injuries in the accident.  The driver and front seat passenger were injured and later transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. The female driver of the Honda Pilot and her juvenile passenger were transported to the same hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. Check for more details on this developing story.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Dovid Winiarz
Roadway: 
Route 23

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