City child, 6, is among four killed in weekend traffic accidents

March 11, 1991|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff

Four people were killed over the weekend in traffic accidents, including a 6-year-old Baltimore boy who was hit by a truck when he attempted to cross a street to join his mother, authorities reported.

State Police said the fatalities brought to 99 the number of people killed on Maryland roads so far this year, compared with ** 119 at the same time last year.

City police said Kevin Gregory Lee, of the first block of S. Bruce St., died at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore at 3:17 p.m. Saturday, less than an hour after he was hit by a pickup truck when he attempted to cross the 1700 block of W. Baltimore St.

Police said Lee's mother, Audrey McClean, 32, was on the south side of the street and motioning to her son to cross at the corner crosswalk when he apparently mistook her gestures as a signal to cross in the middle of the street.

The child stepped into the path of a 1989 Toyota pickup truck driven by Martin Goodman, 21, of Pikesville, police said.

Police said no charges were placed against Goodman.

Prince George's County police said a 62-year-old Oxon Hill woman was killed Saturday afternoon when the car her husband was driving south on Md. 210 at Kerby Hill Road near Oxon Hill struck a car that was attempting to turn onto Kerby Hill Road.

Constance Westbrook, of the 7900 block of Claudia Drive, was rushed to Greater Southeast Community Hospital in Oxon Hill, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Police said her husband, Edwin, 70, and two others injured in the collision were taken to the same hospital for treatment.

In Cecil County, Carolyn Marie Moore, 27, of Cecilton, was pronounced dead at Union Hospital in Elkton late Friday after the car in which she was a passenger was struck by a vehicle that was heading in the wrong direction on Md. 213 south of Chesapeake City, State Police said.

Police said Michael E. Singleton, 30, of New Castle, Del., was driving south in the northbound lane about 9 p.m. Friday and was attempting to re-enter the correct lane when he crashed into northbound car driven by Louis H. Gonzales, 27, of Newark, Del.

Moore was a passenger in the car operated by Gonzales, police said.

Police said Singleton was admitted in serious condition at Shock-Trauma in Baltimore, where Gonzales was in fair condition.

Police said Singleton's alcohol use contributed to the accident and that multiple traffic charges were to be placed against him upon his release from the hospital.

In Western Maryland, a 27-year-old New Jersey man was killed about 6 p.m. Friday when the 1989 Nissan Pathfinder he was driving overturned several times in the westbound lane of U.S. 48 just east of Cumberland, State Police said.

Police said the vehicle driven by Wayne Eric Kurowski, of South Amboy, N.J., had drifted to the left shoulder and he was steering it back onto the road when it overturned, ejecting him. He was dead at the scene.

Four passengers were taken to Memorial Hospital in Cumberland, treated for minor injuries and released, police said.

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