4 die in traffic over holiday weekend

November 30, 1992|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,Staff Writer

A Baltimore County man missing for nine hours yesterday wa found dead by relatives less than a mile from the hospital where he worked, the victim of Maryland's fourth fatal traffic accident during the holiday weekend.

Daniel Stephen Martin, 54, of the first block of Coatsbridge Court in Parkville apparently lost control of his motorcycle, hit a curb and was thrown 24 feet into the woods on Charles Street, north of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson.

County police said Mr. Martin twice hit a curb for an unknown reason about 5 a.m. near Greenwood Road. Apparently, no one witnessed the crash.

When Mr. Martin failed to show up at the hospital, co-workers called his family, who traced his normal route to work and found his body about 2:15 p.m.

Also yesterday, Anne Arundel County police identified the victim of a Thanksgiving Day fatal accident as Mark Stephen Starr, 44, of the 100 block of Janelin Drive, in Glen Burnie.

Police said the car he was driving flipped over on a rain-slicked road near the intersection of Routes 10 and 648, just north of Harundale, about 3:50 p.m. Thursday.

The two other fatalities also occurred on Thanksgiving.

In Washington County, Matthew Tate Smith, 21, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., was killed when a car he was riding in hit a guard rail on Route 144 near the Tonoloway Creek bridge.

Marilyn Eva Ward, 39, of the 400 block of N. Clinton St. in Baltimore, was killed in the city when her car plunged 40 feet off the Jones Falls Expressway near Cold Spring Lane.

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