Woman, 25, Killed In U.s. 50 Accident

Police beat

December 26, 1991

A 25-year-old Annapolis woman was killed Tuesday morning when the car she was riding in hit guardrails on opposite sides of a rain-slickened U.S. 50 just east of the Severn River Bridge, throwing her from the vehicle.

Serena P. Graham of Brooke Court was pronounced dead on the scene of the 1:13 a.m. accident.

State police in Annapolis said Ernest Lee Graham Jr., 28, lost control of his 1984 Mercury Cougar while in the passing lane.

State Police Cpl. Roger L. Layton said the car bounced off the guardrail inthe median, crossed over three lanes and struck the guardrail on theopposite side. Layton said Serena Graham was ejected from the car and landed on the other side of the guardrail.

The car then careenedinto the center lane, where it was struck by a tractor trailer, police said. Ernest Graham and the truck driver, Richard Charles Hummell,55, of Beverly, N.J., suffered minor injuries but were not hospitalized.

Layton said that the Grahams were not wearing seat belts and that charges are pending while the accident is investigated.


A shopper at a woman's clothing storein the Marley Station Mall told police that someone stole her $15,000 mink coat.

Sylvia Janice Jones, 64, of the Eastern Shore community of St. Michaels was shopping at the mall Thursday between 3 and 4 p.m.

The woman told police that she went inside Lerner's clothing store, sat down on a couch and took off her coat. She said she walkedabout 20 feet out of the store before realizing she didn't have her coat.

Jones said when she returned to the store, her coat was gone. "Mrs. Jones retraced her other steps but feels (the coat) was stolen from Lerner's," the police report says.

Jones reported the coat stolen Friday morning. Police say they have no suspects.

A compilation of some of the break-ins reported to Annapolis police, Anne Arundel County police and state police:


1000 block of Main Street, Monday: Entry gained through unknown location of store. Money taken. Total loss: $1,000.

Glen Burnie:

7700 block MountainRoad, Dec. 18: Entry gained through basement door. Stove and dishwasher stolen from model home. Total loss: $700.


8200 block Riverside Drive, Saturday: Entry gained through side door. Cameraequipment, silver, jewelry taken. Total loss: $1,150.

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