Traffic accidents claim five lives over weekend

November 05, 1990|By Richard Irwinand Alisa Samuels | Richard Irwinand Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff

Five people were killed on Maryland roads over the weekend, including an unidentified man who was struck by a car while he attempted to cross U.S. 29 near Silver Spring, State Police said.

State Police in Rockville said James P. Pradeep, 31, of the 700 block of S. Bond St. in Baltimore, was driving south on U.S. 29 near Tech Road about 6:20 p.m. yesterday when the victim ran into the path of his car.

The victim was pronounced dead at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda a short time later, police said.

In Prince George's County, a Clinton man died early yesterday after he was run over by three cars after being ejected from his truck following a crash in Brandywine, police said.

Police said Jason P. McClintock, 18, of the 700 block of Groveton Dr., was ejected from his pickup truck after it collided with another vehicle on northbound U.S. 301 at Clymer Road in Brandywine about 2:35 a.m. McClintock landed in the southbound lane where two cars struck him.

McClintock was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

About 1:11 p.m. Saturday near Dublin in Harford County, Jean A. Kauffman, 58, of Hamburg, Pa., was driving a 1984 Toyota Camry north on U.S. 1 when she failed to stop for a red light at Md. 136 and collided with a southbound car, police said.

Police said Kauffman died a short time later at Fallston General Hospital.

The driver of the other car, Ronald G. Marsh, 52, of Whiteford, was listed today in fair and stable condition at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore, police said. His passenger, Betty Blanche Schloer, 57, of Delta, Pa., was treated and released at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace.

In Prince George's County about 10:15 p.m. Friday, David Matthew Weaver, 25, of Washington, was driving in the southbound fast lane on the Capital Beltway near Kenilworth Ave. in Greenbelt when his car drifted and struck the back of an unattended truck that was parked on the shoulder, State Police in College Park said.

Weaver was pronounced dead of head injuries a short time later at Prince George's Hospital, police said. A passenger, Morris Andrew Myers, 24, of Sumter, S.C., today was listed in stable condition at the same hospital.

Police said alcohol, speed and driver error contributed to the accident.

In Wicomico County, Melissa Ayne McCurrin, 16, of Mardela Springs, was killed about 9 p.m. Friday when the pickup truck she was driving south on Md. 313 near her home left the roadway, struck a cement culvert and overturned, police said.

McCurrin was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A passenger, Renee Lynn Warren, 15, also of Mardela Springs, was listed today in serious condition at Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury.

Police said excessive speed and driver error contributed to the crash.

State Police in Pikesville said the fatalities brought to 636 the number of people killed on Maryland roadways so far this year, compared with 630 at the same time last year.

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