Man dies in 3-vehicle crash

May 15, 1992|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Staff Writer Staff writer Bruce Reid contributed to this story.

A 36-year-old man was killed last evening and his 9-year-old son seriously injured when three vehicles collided in Sweet Air, Baltimore County police said.

Officer Mark Vahlkamp, of the traffic investigation section, identified the deceased as Danny Rae Cusick, of the 3800 block of Donerin Way in Phoenix.

Mr. Cusick and his son were on their way home, which was less than three blocks from the accident scene, said Officer Vahlkamp.

Police said Mr. Cusick was driving a 1988 Chevrolet Corsica south on Manor Road about 6 p.m. and was entering the intersection with Sweet Air Road with the green light when his car was struck broadside by a GMC pickup truck that was westbound on Sweet Air.

Witnesses and police said that the driver of the pickup, Marc C. Lewis, 19, of the 1000 block of Deer Creek Church Road in Forestville, ran the red light.

The collision drove the Corsica and the pickup into a 1991 GMC van that had stopped at a red light on eastbound Sweet Air Road, said Officer Vahlkamp.

Mr. Cusick was killed instantly when the force of the collision drove the pickup on top of his car and the truck's rear wheels crushed the top of the Corsica on the driver's side, Officer Vahlkamp said.

Mr. Cusick's son, whose name was not released, suffered a broken arm, a broken shoulder and lacerations, the officer said. The boy was flown by a State Police MedEvac helicopter to the pediatric intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was listed in serious but stable condition today.

Mr. Lewis and three passengers in the pickup were taken by ambulances to the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where they were treated for minor injuries and released, Officer Vahlkamp said.

The driver of the van, Vincent F. Carlin 3rd, 51, of the 1100 block of Metfield Road in Towson, was not injured, the officer said.

Officer Vahlkamp said traffic charges against Mr. Lewis were pending.

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