Man killed in crash is identified

December 21, 1990

A man killed yesterday morning while speeding on Perring Parkway near the Northern Parkway overpass has been identified as Michael Tyrone Harper, 24, of the 5400 block of Gardenwood Road in northeast Baltimore.

City police said Harper was speeding north in the 6700 block of Perring Parkway near the Baltimore County line in a rented 1990 Mercury Cougar at 4:15 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, drifted to the right side of the road and struck a utility pole.

Police said the car flipped onto its roof and skidded more than 300 feet before coming to rest in the road, more than 400 feet north of the Northern Parkway overpass.

Harper died at the scene.

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

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