A 16-year-old from southwest Baltimore, driving his mother's car without permission, was killed today when he crashed into another vehicle at Park Heights Avenue and West Northern Parkway, police said.
The victim was identified as Leon Pitts, of the 2800 block of Grantley St.
Capt. James Durner, of the city traffic investigation unit, said the youth, who did not have a driver's license, secretly took his mother's car keys last night and left the house.
About 2 a.m., a Baltimore County police officer spotted the youth driving the 1989 Oldsmobile very slowly in Pikesville, Durner said.