Weekend traffic accidents kill six

November 12, 1990|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff

Six people -- including a 17-year-old northwest Baltimore youth who was thrown from a stolen car while fleeing police -- died in traffic accidents over the weekend, State Police said.

City police said Lawrence Albert Tune, of the 2600 block of Garrison Blvd., was pronounced dead at the Shock-Truama Unit in Baltimore yesterday of massive injuries after the stolen Jeep he was driving overturned near Longwood Street and North Avenue.

Police said incident began at 8:25 p.m. when two Northwestern district officers saw a 1988 Jeep Cherokee on Piedmont Avenue and Longwood Street that had been reported stolen from Howard County.

As the officers drove toward the Jeep, the vehicle accelerated and headed south on Longwood Street. The officers followed about nine blocks to North Avenue, where the Jeep hit a parked car and overturned.

A passenger, Kevin Manley, 17, of the 2600 block of N. Longwood St., apparently crawled from the vehicle and was found a short distance away after police followed a trial of blood.

Police said Manley's right ring finger had been completely severed. He was taken to Union Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in satisfactory condition today.

In a Kent County traffic fatality, a 27-year-old woman was killed shortly before noon yesterday when her car was struck by another driven by a 16-year-old who lost control on a rain-slicked road.

Donna Rae Mench of Rock Hall died when the 1989 Chevrolet Camaro she was driving east on Md. 291 in Chestertown was struck by a westbound 1984 Pontiac after the driver, Jessica Rai Klein, of Massey, lost control and spun around.

In a fatal accident in Montgomery County about 1 a.m. yesterday, police said a 1975 Pontiac being driven west on Norbeck Road in Wheaton by Michael Paul Dowling, 19, of the 21500 block of Zion Road, Brookeville, was traveling at a high rate of speed on a curve when Dowling lost control of the car and slammed into trees next to the shoulder.

Police said Dowling escaped injury but that one of his passengers, Andrew Zudal 4th, 20, of Rockville, died later at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.

A 23-year-old Upper Marlboro man, whose name was being withheld pending notification of relatives, died shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday when the stolen car he was driving on Martin Luther King Drive in Seat Pleasant left the roadway, jumped a concrete barrier and struck another car.

Police reported that James Howard Bowman Jr., 17, of the 500 block of Lakeside Drive in North East, was pronounced dead Saturday evening at Union Hospital in Elkton after he was struck by one car and run over by another as he attempted to cross the westbound lane of U.S. 40 not far from his home.

In Owings, Calvert County, Raymond Francis McCarthy, 41, of Friendship, died early Saturday morning at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick of injuries sustained when the motorcycle he was operating was struck from behind while stopped at a traffic signal at the intersection of Solomons Island and Chesapeake Beach roads.

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