BALTIMORE COUNTY — Woman who jumped onto car dies in fall
A Baltimore woman who jumped onto the hood of a moving car during an apparent prank was killed yesterday when the driver braked and she fell to the pavement, Baltimore County police said.
Leonora Maria Stones, 19, of the 900 block of North Washington Street, died of a severe head injury after being thrown from a friend's car on which she had jumped in the 6600 block of Dalton Drive in the Lochearn area, police said.
"From what the driver and witnesses told me, she was just joking around and jumped on the hood for no apparent reason," said Officer Kevin Doyle, an accident reconstruction specialist.
The car, a 1984 Mercury Cougar driven by Pamela Elaine Ross, 20, who lives in the block where the accident occurred, had just started moving when Ms. Stones jumped on about 3:50 p.m., Officer Doyle said.
A state trooper who lives in the neighborhood and witnessed the incident reported that he thought the car was going about 30 mph when Ms. Stone fell, Officer Doyle said.
San Antonio man killed in collision; boy injured
A 37-year-old Texas man was killed and a 1-year-old boy riding in his car seriously injured yesterday in a head-on collision on U.S. 48 in Allegany County, state police said.
Police have not released the name of the man, who was from San Antonio, pending notification of relatives. The child was being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital last night.
State police in Cumberland said the man was westbound about 1 p.m. when his car crossed the center line and collided head-on with an eastbound car.
The driver of the eastbound car, Scott Sherman Alexander, 31, and a passenger, Sherman George Alexander, 57, both of Fairfax, Va., were in serious condition at Memorial Hospital of Cumberland.
Boy, 3, dies after being run over
A 3-year-old boy died late Saturday of injuries he suffered when a car ran over him on North Athol Avenue, city police said.
The boy, Jahwara Jackson of the first block of North Athol, died at 11:20 p.m. at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police said the accident occurred at 8:35 p.m. Friday outside his home.
Police said the boy's father, Lawrence Hardy, had stepped outside when the boy ran out of a rear door of the house. The father yelled to the boy as he ran into the road and was struck by a rental car driven by Eric Alexander Sneed, 20, of the 4300 block of Old Frederick Avenue.
No charges were lodged, pending a review by the state's attorney's office, said Officer Tony Petralia, a city police traffic investigator.
2 robbers shoot 3 men, take wallet and jewelry
Three men were shot in a street robbery just after midnight yesterday in the 5300 block of Nelson Avenue, and two gunmen escaped with a wallet and jewelry, Baltimore police said.
Police said the two robbers told the victims to lie on the ground and began to rob them when one victim resisted and was shot in the lower back, right buttock and stomach. A second victim was struck on the head with a gun and shot in the left leg, and the third was shot in the left ankle, police said. The bandits fled on foot, police said.
Listed in serious condition with multiple wounds in Sinai Hospital yesterday was Israel Richardson, 22, of the 3700 block of Greenmount Avenue. Wayne Nelson, 25, of the 3800 block of Hayward Avenue, was in stable condition. Earl A. Wynter, 18, of the 4000 block of West Rogers Avenue, was treated at Liberty Medical Center and released.
State and county argue over money for bridge
QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY
State and Queen Anne's County officials have still not resolved their differences over who should pay for maintaining the Kent Narrows Bridge.
O. James Lighthizer, the state transportation secretary, told county commissioners two months ago that the state could no longer afford to pay $75,000 a year to maintain the bridge. The county said it didn't have the money, either.
Residents and businesses of the area say they will not have a pleasant summer if the bridge is closed.
The drawbridge, formerly the cause of bottlenecks for beach-bound motorists, has been used only for local traffic since replacement last year by a $35.4 million concrete span.
Gunmen at McDonald's rob cash from safe
Gunmen robbed a McDonald's restaurant in Northwest Baltimore yesterday morning, escaping with an unknown amount cash from the office safe, police reported.
Three men, two armed with revolvers, walked in shortly after the restaurant opened for business and forced an employee at gunpoint to take them to the manager's office. The manager opened the safe, and the robbers put the cash in a duffel bag before fleeing on foot about 6:15 a.m. from the restaurant in the 4200 block of Mortimer Avenue. No shots were fired, and there were no injuries, police said.