From the Maryland State Police:
(Aberdeen, MD) – On 08-09-2012 at approx. 2050 hours the JFK Highway barrack received a call in reference to a pedestrian struck on N/B I-95 at the 85.5 mm in Harford County MD.
Upon Troopers arrival, they observed one passenger vehicle stopped on the slow shoulder. The vehicle was identified as a 2012 Dodge Van. The operator of the Dodge was identified as Paththini Wickramarathne of Long Beach, California.
The investigation revealed the Dodge Van was traveling on N/B I-95 just north of the Aberdeen interchange. The pedestrian was struck after she stepped into the path of the Dodge Van traveling in the left northbound lane of I-95. Wickramarathne received minor injuries as a result of the collision and was transported to Harford Memorial hospital in
Havre de Grace for treatment.
Christine Elizabeth Eldin, 46, of West Friendship Maryland drove her 2012 Volvo north on interstate 95 and stopped on the left shoulder where she exited her vehicle. Letters were found in the vehicle which indicates that Eldin intentionally stepped into oncoming traffic to commit suicide. No mechanical defects were discovered that would have
warranted Eldin to stop her vehicle for an emergency.
Eldin’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiners office in Baltimore where an autopsy will be performed.
The roadway was closed for approximately three hours for the on scene investigation. The roadway was reopened at 11:46 p.m.