10 killed in traffic accidents 3 Carroll children are among holiday weekend fatalities.

July 08, 1991|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff

State Police reported 10 people died in traffic-related accidents over the long Fourth of July holiday, bringing to 332 the number of people killed on the state's roadways so far this year, compared with 371 the same time last year.

One of the accidents occurred during yesterday's storm and claimed the lives of three Carroll County children when the car their father was driving collided with two other vehicles on

rain-slicked Littlestown Pike near Silver Run.

Pronounced dead at the scene were Jacqueline Michelle Corbett, 5; Russell Michael Corbett Jr., 3; and Loren Cassidy Corbett, 18 months.

Police said the children, all from Silver Run, were using safety restraint devices but that the severity of the accident was to great to avoid serious injury or death.

Their parents, Russell Michael Corbett, 26, and Betty Lou Corbett, were injured.

The other traffic deaths, police said, were not weather-related.

In Prince George's County, Gladys Virginia Tucker, 66, of New Carrollton, was killed instantly about 4 p.m. yesterday when the Dodge Aspen station wagon in which she was a passenger crashed into a Ford van on Md. 5 near Forestville.

Police said the Dodge, driven by James Earl Fowler, 61, of Capitol Heights, was turning onto Old Alexandria Road when it was hit broadside on the passenger's side by a Ford van `D traveling north on Md. 5. and driven by Daniel C. Smith, 36, of Sterling, Va.

Police said Fowler, Smith and Smith's four sons were injured.

In Howard County, two Columbia residents died early Saturday morning when their vehicles collided on Md. 32 near Pindell School Road.

Police said Kristine Weber, 23, of the 11000 block of Willow Bottom Drive, was driving a 1989 Toyota sedan west at 2:50 a.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, hit a guardrail and bounced back into the eastbound lane.

There, Weber's car crashed into a Toyota pickup truck driven by Richard E. Daley, 53, of the 8400 block of Freedom Court.

Police said Weber was pronounced dead at the scene and that Daley died a short time later at Howard County General Hospital.

In Baltimore County, a 10-year-old Lutherville girl was killed Saturday when the car her father was driving on Greenspring Avenue crashed into a woods when he attempted to avoid an oncoming vehicle.

Police said Eric David Seigel, of the first block of Barthel Court, was driving in the 8400 block of Greenspring Ave. shortly after 6 p.m. when he veered off the road and struck several trees.

Police said Seigel's daughter, Courtney, was rushed by ambulance to Sinai Hospital, where she later died.

The father was not injured, police said.

The other car, police said, did not stop.

In the city, a 49-year-old East Baltimore man was killed Friday when he was struck by a car while attempting to cross East North Avenue near Aisquith Street.

Officer Tony Petralia, of the traffic investigation section, said Joseph Herbert, of the 1200 block of E. Lanvale St., was crossing the 1100 block of E. North Ave. about 40 feet west of the intersection with Aisquith Street at 9:36 p.m. when he was struck by a westbound 1990 Toyota driven by Ericka Thomas, 18, of the 2300 block of N. Monroe St.

Petralia said the impact threw Herbert nearly 70 feet before he landed in the roadway.

Herbert, the officer said, was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died of multiple head injuries at 10:12 p.m.

Petralia said Thomas applied her brakes before striking Herbert and that her skid marks indicated she was going faster than the posted limit of 30 mph.

Thomas told the officer she saw the man crossing the street some 300 feet before she struck him.

Thomas, who was not injured, was charged with failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Prince George's County police today continue their search for car that struck and fatally injured a Riverdale boy Friday evening.

Police said Dui Due Nguyen, 6, of the 5300 block of Riverdale Road, ran into the path of a silver-blue Chevrolet Monte Carlo near his home at 5:48 p.m. Friday and was struck.

Police said the car, which had Maryland license plates, failed to stop.

Police said the child was rushed to Children's Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, where he died at 6:30 p.m.

State Police at the Glen Burnie barracks said a 20-year-old Baltimore Highlands man died early Friday morning after being struck by a car while attempting to cross Interstate 295 about a half-mile from the city line in Baltimore County.

Trooper Isaac Jackson said Ronnie J. Raynor, of the 3700 block of McDowell Lane, was crossing the interstate about 1:30 a.m. Friday when he entered the middle lane and was hit by a southbound BMW driven by Otis Smith, 30, of Fort Meade.

Jackson said Raynor, who had been drinking, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jackson said moments before he was hit, Raynor and another man had gotten out of a car after hitching a ride home from Ocean City.

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