Four killed in traffic accidents since Saturday

November 23, 1992|By Staff Reports

A Pasadena woman pulled into the path of a truck by her dog was among four people killed on Maryland roads since Saturday.

Three of the victims were pedestrians, and the other the driver of a car that skidded off a Montgomery County road, authorities said.

In Pasadena, Alice Jane Price, 54, of the 1300 block of Boxgrove Court, was killed about 5:25 p.m. Saturday while walking her dog on a leash in the 7700 block of Water Oak Point Road, Anne Arundel County police said.

Police said the dog darted into the center of the street and pulled Ms. Price into the path of a 1990 GMC truck driven by James Lample, of the 1200 block of Watervale Court in Pasadena.

The driver braked but struck Ms. Price, police said. She was pronounced dead of head injuries at North Arundel Hospital. No charges have been filed. The dog -- police did not know what kind -- was not struck.

On the Eastern Shore, Mary Marie Beaver, 60, of Cambridge was killed at 1:35 a.m. yesterday when she walked into the path of a car in the westbound lanes of U.S. 50 in Trappe, State Police in Easton said.

Ms. Beaver, a newspaper distributor, had been arranging Sunday papers outside a convenience store when she crossed Route 50 and was struck by a 1989 Mercury driven by Helen Elizabeth Asmussen, 65, of Trappe, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the accident remains under investigation.

A pedestrian was killed at 3:20 a.m. yesterday when hit by a vehicle in the southbound lanes of U.S. 301 just south of Short Cut Road in southern Prince George's County, State Police in Forestville said. Police would not release details of the accident until the victim's family was notified.

Montgomery County police said the driver of a 1988 Acura was killed at 12:38 a.m. yesterday in Wheaton after the car skidded out of control on the slick pavement while headed north on Good Hope Road and was struck on the passenger's side by a 1989 JTC Dodge Van.

The driver of the Acura, Michael George Laser, 24, of the 6100 block of Camelback Lane, Columbia, was declared dead at the scene. The other driver was taken to Montgomery County General Hospital with head and internal injuries that were found not to be serious.

Excessive speed was a factor in the crash, police said.

Also yesterday, Anne Arundel County police released the name of a teen-ager killed in an accident Friday night when she was struck by a car on Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie while crossing the street with a group of friends.

Police said Christie Lee Kramer, 14, of the 1500 block of East Way in Harundale, died early Saturday at North Arundel Hospital.

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