5 killed in weekend traffic accidents 4 adults, juvenile die in four separate incidents

November 22, 1992|By Staff Reports

Five people were killed on Maryland roads yesterday.

A 32-year-old Frederick County man died when he drove an unlicensed motorcycle off of a tavern parking lot into traffic on a highway near his home, state police reported.

Investigators said James Leslie Holter Sr. was killed when the Honda trail bike was hit about 1 a.m. by a Toyota traveling west on Route 180 in the town of Jefferson, just southwest of Frederick.

Police said Mr. Holter drove between two parked cars on the lot of the Jefferson Inn and was hit when he tried to enter traffic on Route 180, also known as Jefferson Pike. Although he was wearing a helmet, Mr. Holter was thrown from the bike when it was hit by a Toyota Corolla driven by Diane Wallace, 24, of Jefferson.

Mr. Holter was flown by rescue helicopter to Washington County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police attributed the accident to driver error and alcohol on the part of the victim.

Ms. Wallace was not injured, and no charges were filed.

Two motorists were killed in Baltimore County and one in the city.

Tracey Scott Kijowski, 22, of Randallstown, died when his car was involved in a head-on collision just before midnight. Mr. Kijowkski's 1980 Toyota was traveling south on Garrison Forest Road just south of Caves Road when it crossed the center line and struck a 1985 Mercedes head on. Mr. Kijowski was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

Police declined to release the name of the driver of the Mercedes.

In White Marsh, Tony Garland Hicks, 22, of Joppa, was killed at 2 a.m. yesterday when his car, going south on Sunshine Avenue north of Hennessy Lane, failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the center line and struck a tree on the other side of the road. He was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead.

And in Baltimore, cab driver William Bailey, 47, of the 1700 block of Cliffview Ave. was killed when the Sun Cab he was driving and another car collided in the 4600 block of West Forest Park Ave. at 3:12 a.m. yesterday.

The driver of the other car, Sherman Alston, 21, of the 2700 block of Gatehouse Drive, was taken to Sinai Hospital. The extent of his injuries, if any, was not known. The cause of the accident was under investigation.

A young Glen Burnie woman died early yesterday, just three hours after she was hit by a car while crossing Ritchie Highway with a group of friends, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim stepped in front of a 1980 Volvo at the intersection of Norfolk Road shortly after 10 p.m., police said. The car was driven by Michele Lee Potavake, 21, of the 400 block of Quiet Hollow Court in Glen Burnie.

As of yesterday afternoon, police were not releasing the name or age of the young woman they described only as a juvenile.

She was taken by ambulance to North Arundel Hospital, where she was pronounced dead minutes before 1 a.m.

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