Motorist, pedestrian killed in separate accidents

October 31, 1990|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff

A Baltimore man was killed yesterday when the car he was driving south on Interstate 95 near the Joppa Road overpass in Baltimore County left the roadway and struck several trees in the grass median strip, State Police said.

Marcus Antonio Dunsen, 30, of the 6600 block of Vincent Lane in northwest Baltimore, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 2:10 p.m., police said.

Police said Dunsen was driving a 1987 Ford Taurus south in the fast lane when he lost control of the car and went down a grassy embankment. The car overturned and crashed into a stand of trees.

In Prince George's County, a woman was killed yesterday when she was struck by a car while crossing Baltimore Avenue in Riverdale, State Police said.

Grace S.L. Chi, 59, of the first block of 44th Ave. in University Park, was attempting to cross in the 6600 block of Baltimore Ave. about 5:40 p.m. when she was hit by a car driven by Paul M. Nussbaum, 61, of Hyattsville, police said.

Police said the impact drove Chi into the path of a car driven by William E. Ernest, 16, of Mount Rainer.

Chi was pronounced dead at the scene.

Later, Ernest, who had left the scene, went to the Riverdale police station after learning that a woman had been struck by two cars. He told police he recalled striking an object but thought it was a Halloween scarecrow lying in the road.

Police said Ernest was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and that other traffic charges were pending.

State Police in Pikesville said the fatalities brought to 628 the number of people killed on Maryland roadways so far this year, compared with 624 at the same time last year.

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