A northeast city man has died of injuries he received when th car in which he was a passenger went out of control at Aisquith and East Preston streets and struck a metal pole, police said.
Officer Greg Taylor, of the traffic investigation section, reported that Kristal Preston, 21, of the 1800 block of E. 29th St., was driving south in the 1200 block of Aisquith St. about 11:40 p.m. Saturday. The 1980 Buick Regal she was driving skidded on the wet pavement when she attempted to stop for a red light at East Preston Street, Taylor said.
The car went out of control, traveled through the intersection and crashed into a metal pole that supports a traffic light on the southwest corner, Taylor said. Upon impact, the car burst into flames.
Taylor said that although none of the occupants received burns, they were taken to three different hospitals for treatment of injuries.
One passenger, Rodney Beasley, 17, of the 1800 block of E. 29th St., was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died of multiple injuries at 12:20 a.m. yesterday, police said.
Preston was taken to the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore, where she was listed today in critical condition, police said.
The other passengers, Joseph Wilson and Carl Williams, both of the 4100 block of Eastmont Ave., and Michael Lloyd, of the 1800 block of E. 29th St., were taken to Mercy Medical Center and released after being treated for minor injuries. All are 18.
Police said speed too great for wet road conditions contributed to the accident and that multiple traffic charges against Preston were pending her release from the hospital.