Two Men Die In Aberdeen In Separate Car Crashes

Judge's Brother, Sergeant At Apg Are Victims

August 11, 1991|By Staff report

The brother of Harford District Judge John S. Landbeck Jr. and an army sergeant were killed in separate accidents in Aberdeen last weekend, police said.

Michael B. Landbeck, 33, of Aberdeen, was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car on Route 22 at Mount Royal Avenue on Aug. 2 at 8:40 p.m., police said.

Landbeck, who was not wearing a helmet, was traveling east when his cycle crashed into an oncoming Mercury driven by Helen Gillespie, 71, of Aberdeen, police said.

Landbeck passed a car and was approaching the intersection when he crashed into Gillespie's vehicle, which was turning onto Mount Royal, police said. Gillespie was not injured.

Landbeck was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he died Saturday morning, a hospital spokesman said.

He lived in the 200 block of Rogers Street, Aberdeen, and worked at the Perry Point Veterans Administration Hospital in Cecil County.

Inthe other accident, Sgt. Steven L. Hansen, 37, was killed when his 1985 Chevrolet pickup crashed into a tree along Route 22 near Post Road on Aug. 4 at 3 a.m., police said.

Hansen, who had been stationedat Aberdeen Proving Ground since December 1990, was traveling east when he fell asleep at the wheel of his truck, police said. The accident occurred about a quarter-mile from the army base.

Hansen was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police statistics show 14 people, including Landbeck and Hansen, have been killed in traffic accidents in Harford County this year. Police statistics show 21 people were killed in traffic accidents during the first seven months last year.

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