Driver Dies Jumping From Runaway Truck

Police, fire log

April 28, 1991

A dump truck driver was killed Friday after being run over by the rear wheels of the truck, which went out of control on Route 32 in Clarksville, county police said.

Police were withholding the name of the victim, a 23-year-old Prince George's County man, until relatives were contacted.

The accident occurred about 9:15 a.m. when the man lost control of the truck in the 6500 block of Route 32, apparently when the truck's brakes failed, county police said.

Police said the westbound truck crossed into the opposite lane and began heading toward the lawn of a home. After unsuccessfully trying to pilot the runaway truck backinto his own lane, the driver jumped from the vehicle, police said.

The rear wheels ran over him. The truck continued back on to Route32 and struck an eastbound truck, police said.

The driver of the dump truck was taken by helicopter to the University Hospital Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

County police have performed an inspection of the truck and are continuing the investigation.

The driver of the second truck, Earl Ingram, 51, of Woodbine, was treated and released at Howard County General Hospital.


A compilation of some of the crimes reported toHoward County police:


5700 block Yellowrose Court: April 18, someone tried to enter a home by cutting a screen and prying open a rear basement window. Glass also was broken, but no entry was made.

5400 block Vantage Point: Attempted theft of a 1983 Dodge Omni from a residential parking lot between April 15 and 18.

10200 block Hickory Ridge Road: April 18, a woman was awakened at 2:45 a.m. by a knock at her bedroom window when she observed a man exposing himself at the window. The man ran away.

5400 block Columbia Road: 1991 Pontiac Sunbird was reported stolen from a residential parking lotbetween April 18 and 19.

Owen Brown Middle School: April 20, audio-visual equipment stolen. No signs of forced entry to school, but the a-v room door was forced open.

5200 block Columbia Road: April 21, a 1985 Jeep Cherokee was reported stolen from a residential parking lot.

5200 block Five Fingers Way: April 22, someone entered an unlocked garage and stole fishing equipment.

5600 block Vantage Point: A 1990 Chevrolet Lumina was reported stolen from a residential street the night of April 23.

Ellicott City

8600 block Town & Country Boulevard: A 1984 Dodge Caravan was reported stolen from an apartment parking lot the night of April 18.

4800 block Dorsey Hall Drive: A 1988 Chevrolet Blazer was reported stolen from a residential street between April 18 and 21.

4500 block Kings Cup: A 1988 Pontiac Gran Am was reported stolen from a residential street the night ofApril 21.

U.S. 40 and Rogers Avenue: April 23, a 1989 Honda Prelude was reported stolen from a car dealership.


12400 block Lime Kiln Road: Someone stole tools from an unlocked garage and a car telephone from a vehicle parked inside.


9700 block U.S. 1: A 1985 VW Jetta was reported stolen from a motel parking lot.


9200 block Traders Crossing: April 18, someone kicked open a front door and stole a television.

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