Ellicott City/elkridge

November 02, 1992

Crash probed after man dies of cardiac arrest

Howard County police are investigating a two-car collision Thursday in which a 48-year-old motorist who had appeared to be uninjured later suffered a fatal heart attack.

About an hour after the 6:10 p.m. accident, Theodore Irving Smith of the 3900 block of White Rose Way in Ellicott City, went to Howard County General Hospital complaining of chest pains and later died, police said.

A medical examiner performed an autopsy to determine exactly how he died and if the cardiac arrest was related to the accident, said Sgt. Gary L. Gardner, a county police spokesman. No details have been released.

Mr. Smith's 1992 Honda Accord was southbound on Centennial Lane when a 1987 Ford Mustang pulled into his path from Carrigan Drive, police said.

The Mustang was driven by Apparo Tatyarano Lengrade, 58, of the 10000 block of Globe Drive, who was trying to cross Centennial Lane to reach Tuscany Drive and failed to yield the right of way, police said.

Neither driver required medical treatment at the scene, police said.

Charges are pending, police said.


* Ellicott City: 6600 block of Hunter Road: Someone stole a green 1988 Jeep Wrangler Tuesday. The Maryland plates are 446137M.

8500 block of Route 40: A white 1992 Ford Mustang was stolen between Wednesday and Thursday from Normandy Ford. The Maryland license plates are ZTE-645.

* Elkridge: 7100 block of Brookdale Drive: Someone took a silver 1988 Mercury Tracer, a gray 1985 Honda Accord, a silver 1989 Peugeot 405, a gold 1987 Honda Accord and a white 1988 Pontiac 6000 from the Baltimore-Washington Auto Exchange on Sept. 22.

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