Twelve die on state roads Toll for year reaches 531

September 17, 1990|By Alisa Samuels | Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff

State Police reported that 12 people died in traffic accidents on Maryland roads over the weekend.

The deaths brought to 531 the number of people killled on state roads so far this year, compared with 503 at the same time last year, police said.

About 12:30 a.m. yesterday, the driver of a motorcycle was injured and his rider killed when the vehicle skidded on loose gravel on a curve on Camden Avenue at Old Mill Lane in Salisbury, Wicomico County, police said. Both riders were thrown from the motorcycle. Neither wore a helmet, police said.

Richard D. Bounds, 21, of Fruitland, was killed, police said. Jerry Ronald Hill, 22, also of Fruitland, was in serious condition last night at Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury.

Police said that about 1:45 a.m. yesterday, Lawrence Young, 36, of St. Inigoes, was killed when his car struck a ditch on Md. 235 in California, St. Mary's County.

Young was driving his 1979 Ford northbound at high rate of speed when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a ditch, rolled over and hit a tree. He was ejected from car and died on impact, police said.

In Suitland, a 32-year-old man was killed when he lost control of his car and hit a tree about 6 a.m. yesterday, Prince George's County police said.

The victim, whose identity was withheld pending notification of next of kin, was southbound on Suitland Road near Meadowview Road when he failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into a tree, police said. He died at 7:34 a.m. at Prince George's General Hospital.

In Wicomico County, Robbin Lynn Hill, 24, of Berlin, was killed about 11 p.m. Saturday when her 1986 Ford truck smashed into the left side of the Adkins Mill Pond Bridge in Powellville, police said. The victim was driving south on Md. 354.

About 11:50 a.m. Saturday, Christopher William Bonnette, 16, of Charlestown, W.Va., was killed when he was blown out of the back of a flatbed truck with fence-rail sides and into the path of an oncoming car, State Police in Hagerstown said.

Police said Bonnette was sitting atop a pile of rafts when gusty winds blew him and two rafts out of the truck and onto the eastbound lanes of the U.S. 340 bridge that links Western Maryland and Virginia. He was then struck by a 1982 Nissan Sentra, driven by Trudy L. Russell, of Bethesda.

Christopher Michael Baugher, 8, of the 11300 block of Harney Road in Emmitsburg, died at about 10:15 a.m. Saturday when he got his hand caught between the rear tires of a flatbed trailer and was pulled beneath the vehicle, police said.

Police said the youngster was one of three children sitting on the back of the flatbed, which was driven by Allen Wade Lenhart, 32, who was hauling an oversized shed at the victim's home.

About 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Richard D. Lee, 52, of the District of Columbia, was killed when his stepdaughter fell asleep at the wheel and the 1990 Nissan Stanza went off Interstate 95 just north of the Maryland House service area, down an embankment and struck several trees, police said.

Cynthia Jackson, 21, the stepdaughter, and another passenger were injured, police said.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday, Lewis Guido 3rd, 26, of the 12000 block of Morano Drive in Brandywine, and Danny Lee Bailey, 30, of Idelwood Trailer Park in Waldorf, were killed when Guido, apparently arguing with his girlfriend who had pulled alongside, lost control of his car on northbound U.S. 301, police said.

Police said the car crossed the median of 301 in Forestville and overturned several times. The car came to rest on southbound 301, south of Cherry Tree Crossing Road. Guido was thrown form the car, police said.

Early Saturday, John Susi, 35, of the 6600 block of Ducketts Lane, was killed instantly when a tractor-trailer crossed U.S. 1 near Ducketts Lane and struck his car, Howard County police said.

According to police, a tractor-trailer was southbound on U.S. 1 about 12:50 a.m. Saturday when a northbound blue foreign car attempted to make a left turn at Ducketts Lane in the Dartmoor section. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Donald Hutson Sr., of the 1200 block of Guilford Road in Glen Burnie, swerved to avoid a collision but the tractor-trailer jackknifed, crossed the road and struck Susi's car, police said.

As of yesterday no charges had been filed but the accident remained under investigation, police said.

Sixteen-month-old Stephan Cole Smith, of the 17100 block of King James Way in Gaithersburg, was killed about 12:40 a.m. Saturday when the 1988 Subaru in which he was riding failed to stop at a flashing red signal at Muddy Branch Road and Great Seneca Highway in Gaithersburg and was struck by a 1986 Volkswagen, police said.

The Subaru slid across the intersection and struck the driver's side of another Subaru, continued on and struck a 1990 Nissan head on as it sat in the left turn lane on Muddy Branch Road, police said.

Five people were injured and were taken to hospitals, police said.

In Baltimore, a 26-year-old bicyclist was killed abut 12:10 a.m. Saturday when he failed to obey a red light on Gay Street, police said.

According to police, Leroy Joseph Matthews Jr., of the 2900 block of Carver Road, was northbound on Gay Street when he ran a red light and was struck by a state Mass Transit Administration bus driven by Carwell Page, 53, of the 4800 block of Alhambra Ave.

The bus was proceeding eastbound on Saratoga Street, police said.

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