Baltimore Co. accidents leave 2 dead, 1 injured

September 11, 1991|By Sunni Khalid

Two pedestrians were killed and a county police officer was struck by a car in three separate traffic incidents yesterday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.

According to police, an unidentified 82-year-old woman walked into traffic yesterday afternoon at 4:17 on 54th Street, where she was struck by a car traveling east at the intersection of Eastern Avenue.

The woman was taken to Francis Scott Key Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Police would not release the name of the woman pending notification of her relatives.

A short time later, as county police were routing traffic away from the scene, a passing car struck and injured an officer who was directing traffic.

Officer Lucy McKeldin, a nine-year veteran of the force, was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was listed last night in good condition.

An investigation into the accident involving the officer is continuing.

About 5 p.m., a 23-year-old construction worker was killed when he was run over by the rear wheels of a pickup truck he was trying to board.

County police said the victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of relatives, was a passenger in a pickup truck traveling in the 10100 block of Reisterstown Road, when he got out of the truck and tried to board a second pickup belonging to the same company.

According to witnesses, the man was run over as he unsuccessfully tried to pull himself up by the hydraulic hoses in the rear of the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The body of the victim, a resident of West Virginia, was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore, where an autopsy will be performed.

An investigation is continuing.

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