A 15-year-old boy was killed when he was struck by a train while crossing the CSX railroad tracks in Edgewood early today, said State Police at Bel Air.
The boy, whose name was not released by police, was pronounced dead at the scene.
"He was struck and probably thrown 100 or more yards," said Sgt. Roy Nelson.
Police said the 5:55 a.m. accident occurred about 100 yards west of Md. 755.
The youth was the last of four juveniles who were crossing the tracks when he was struck by a westbound 52-car train that was traveling about 50 mph, Nelson said. The other teens were not injured.
Investigators do not know what the youths were doing at the time of the accident, Nelson said.
The dead youth's name was withheld pending identification by his relatives, Nelson said.
In other fatalities in the metropolitan area, State Police reported
that three people died in two separate automobile accidents over the weekend.
In Baltimore, Evanda Fleig, 36, of the 500 block of Sunset Knoll Road in Pasadena, 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., were killed, 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 Mr. Chung's 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 when she 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. She was 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 treated at Howard County General Hospital and released.