3 killed in weekend traffic accidents Va. man struck while trying to cross U.S. 40 in Perryville

October 15, 1990|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff

Three people were killed in traffic accidents during the weekend, bringing the number of traffic-related deaths on Maryland roads so far this year to 589, compared with 582 at the same time last year, State Police said.

About 7 p.m. Saturday in Perryville, Cecil County, a 44-year-old Virginia man was hit by a car as he attempted to cross U.S. 40, police said.

Tommy Small, of Waynesboro, Va., climbed over the concrete barrier and was walking across the westbound lanes of the highway a half-mile west of Cedar Corner Road when he was hit by a car driven by Elmer J. Guy, 38, of Aberdeen, police said.

Small was knocked nearly 100 feet down the roadway, police said. He died while en route to the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore via a State Police Med-Evac helicopter.

Police said a blood-alcohol test indicated that Small had been drinking heavily before he was hit by the car and that pedestrian error contributed to the accident. No charges were filed against Guy, police said.

Early Saturday, a 22-year-old Westover, Worcester County, man was killed when the car he was driving on Follow Ditch Road in Pocomoke City ran off the road at a high rate of speed and overturned, police said.

Pronounced dead at the scene shortly after midnight Saturday was Aldo J. Monzeglio, police said.

Howard County police reported that a 16-year-old Ellicott City youth died Friday night when the car in which he was a passenger was struck by another vehicle at the intersection of U.S. 29 and Owen Brown Road.

Police said Terence Jensen, 16, of the 9400 block of Longlook Lane in Columbia, was driving southbound on U.S. 29 around 10:40 p.m. Friday when he reportedly ran a red light at the intersection of Owen Brown Road.

Upon entering the intersection, Jensen's car was struck on the passenger side by a car headed east on Owen Brown Road and driven by Russell Bray, of the 100 block of Hilltop Road in Jessup, police said.

Jensen's passenger, Ronald Chase Jr., of Pierce Drive, Ellicott City, died a short time later at Howard County General Hospital, police said.

Police said Jensen and a second passenger in his car, Ben Abramovitz, 16, of the 5500 block of Mystic Court in Columbia, were taken to Shock-Trauma in Baltimore, where they both were listed earlier today in fair and stable condition.

Police said Bray was not hurt and that traffic charges against Jensen were pending his release from the hospital.

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