Five lose their lives in 3 traffic accidents Five others are injured across the state.

March 02, 1992|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff

State Police reported five people died in three separate automobile accidents over the weekend. The fatalities brought to 81 the number of people killed on Maryland roadways so far this year, compared with 97 this time last year.

In Baltimore, Evanda Fleig, 36, of the 500 block of Sunset Knoll Road in Pasadena in Anne Arundel County, was driving a 1982 Subaru south on Collington Avenue at 1 a.m. yesterday when she stopped at a stop sign and then continued on without yielding for a 1992 Ford being driven east in the 2200 block of E. Fayette St., city police said.

Police said the Ford crashed into the passenger side of the Subaru, driving it nearly 90 feet from the point of impact and into a small tree and the steps of a rowhouse.

Mrs. Fleig and her passenger, Mrs. Judith Reed, 34, of the 300 block of S. Collington Ave., police said.

The driver of the Ford, Young Hwa Chung, 45, of Los Angeles, escaped injury when his air bag inflated, police said. A passenger in his car, Un Suk Hwang, 43, of the 1500 block of Lanflair Road in Essex, was treated for injuries at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was listed today in satisfactory condition.

Mr. Chung was charged with driving while intoxicated and was later released on $10,000 bail, police said.

Howard County police said that Jenny E. Olson, 16, of the 3200 block of Rosemary Lane in West Friendship, was driving a 1981 Mazda north on Md. 32 at 10:50 p.m. Friday and turned left onto Md. 144 in Cooksville and into the path of a 1984 Chevrolet driven by Dominic M. Palacorolla, 17, of Glenelg.

Ms. Olson and Deann E. Perry, 16, of Cooksville, a passenger, were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police said a second passenger in Ms. Olson's car, Joanna Tammaro, 16, of Cooksville, was injured and listed today in good condition at the Maryland Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Mr. Palacorolla and his passenger, Andrew N. Kissinger, 17, of Lisbon, were each treated at Howard County General Hospital and released.

On the Eastern Shore, a Worcester County man was killed when the car he was driving on a Wicomico County road early yesterday went out of control and overturned in a field, state police at Salisbury said.

Police said Norman G. Bradford, 27, of Girdletree in Worcester County, was driving a Chevrolet Camaro on Md. 12 about three miles southeast of Salisbury at 2:30 a.m. yesterday when he failed to negotiate a curve and overturned in a near by field near Airport Road.

Neither Mr. Bradford nor his passenger, Edward F. Chandler, 22, of Snow Hill in Worcester County, were wearing seat belts and each was ejected from the car, police said.

Mr. Bradford was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Mr. Chandler was taken by ambulance to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, where he was treated for leg and hip injuries and listed in good condition.

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