3 are killed in city traffic accidents Driver of stolen pickup is among the fatalities

January 21, 1991|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff

Three people, including the 17-year-old driver of a stolen pickup truck, were killed in traffic accidents since Friday, city police reported.

About 6:58 p.m. Saturday, a stolen 1991 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Michael James Evans, 17, of the 8500 block of Glenmichael Lane in Randallstown, was being pursued by police when the truck struck a Nissan Stanza at the intersection of Clifton Avenue and Pulaski Street in West Baltimore, police said.

Police said the truck then jumped the curb and overturned, striking two pedestrians.

Evans, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, tried to run away but collapsed on the sidewalk, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene a few minutes later.

In the truck, police found two 9mm semi-automatic handguns.

Police said the driver of the Nissan, Donald Eaddy, 31, of the 600 block of N. Rosedale St., was taken to the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore with head injuries.

A passenger in Eaddy's car, three passengers in the pickup truck and the two pedestrians were taken to hospitals for treatment of various injuries, police said.

Police said the pickup truck was stolen from Mondawmin Mall earlier in the day.

About 7 a.m. Friday, the body of a 37-year-old resident of the 1500 block of N. Monroe St. was found against a wall of the Peoples Court building in the first block of N. Gay St., police said.

Police said the man, whose name was being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was apparently hit by a car between 5:45 a.m. and 7 a.m and that the driver failed to stop.

The victim, who had fatal head injuries, was found by Officer Steven Stuart of the Central District, who was off duty.

Kimberly Lanette Davis, 30, of the 4100 block of Groveland Ave., died early Friday after the car she was driving south in the 2400 block of N. Howard St. was struck by a car whose driver failed to stop at a flashing red signal, police said.

Police said when Davis' 1983 Toyota entered the intersection about 12:25 a.m. Friday, it was struck on the passenger side by a 1985 Chevrolet Caprice that was eastbound on West 24th Street.

The impact caused Davis' car to spin and strike a 1984 Dodge Ram truck that was heading north on Howard Street and driven by Rudolph Neal, 45, of the 700 block of Radnor Ave., police said.

Davis died about an hour after the collision at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

Police said the driver of the Chevrolet, Leander Brown, 65, of the 3100 block of Betlou James Place in Baltimore County, was charged with failing to obey a traffic signal. Other charges were pending, police said.

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