6 die in traffic accidents, 3 in a single crash Carroll collision involved brothers

December 13, 1992|By Peter Hermann and Mary Gail Hare | Peter Hermann and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writers Staff writer Meredith Schlow contributed to this article.

Six people died in traffic accidents late Friday and yesterday, including three in a crash south of Annapolis. Two more died in a head-on collision in Carroll County involving brothers riding in both vehicles. And in eastern Baltimore County, a teen-age pedestrian was killed.

# Anne Arundel County

Investigators were unable to say yesterday what caused the crash late Friday night in the southern Anne Arundel County community of Edgewater. But just after 11:30 p.m., a Jeep struck a pedestrian and spun out of control into two oncoming cars in the next lanes.

Two couples in one car were longtime neighbors and friends who were

traveling home from a Christmas party. They were about two miles from their home in the Gingerville community, a relative said.

In addition to the three persons killed, three others were injured seriously enough to be admitted to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

The accident sent all three vehicles careening backward into the intersection of Solomons Island Road and South River Road, in sight of the county's Southern District Police Station.

Timothy Alan Coryell, 22, was driving a 1989 Jeep Wrangler south on Solomons Island Road when for an unknown reason, his vehicle hit and killed Deborah Ellen Cook, 35, of the 1800 block of Havre de Grace Drive in Edgewater, said Officer Jeff A. Kelly, a police spokesman.

As his Jeep spun out of control across the center line, it was hit almost simultaneously by two cars heading north. Mr. Coryell, of the500 block of Highland Drive in Edgewater, and a passenger, Amanda Kay Collinson, 19, were thrown from the vehicle.

Mr. Coryell was pronounced dead at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Ms. Collinson, from the 6000 block of Drum Point Road in Deale, was admitted to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where she was in fair condition yesterday.

One of the cars that struck the Jeep was a 1989 Oldsmobile driven by Ernest B. Loker, 54, of the 100 block of Tarragon Lane in Edgewater. He was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was listed in critical condition yesterday.

His wife, Linda, 52, was rushed to the Anne Arundel Medical Center, where she died.

Sitting in the back seats were the Lokers' best friends and next-door neighbors, Charles B. Dacey, 51, and his wife Nancy, 41. Both were listed in critical but stable condition yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

The third car involved in the accident, a 1990 Chevrolet, was driven by Linda May Kirby, 34, of the 1100 block of Madison St. in Annapolis. She was treated and released yesterday from North Arundel Hospital. Only one person in all three cars was wearing a seat belt, police said.

Carroll County

Near New Windsor yesterday morning, two pickup trucks collided head-on on Route 407, one driven by the brother of a passenger in the other. The brother who was a passenger died in the crash along with another passenger in the same truck. Two others were injured.

Gary W. Schisler, 25, and Andy A. Stonesifer, 18, both of New Windsor, were pronounced dead at the scene by the county medical examiner.

Both were passengers in a 1982 Ford pickup truck driven by James G. Martin, 19, also of New Windsor. Mr. Martin was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in critical condition.

Carroll L. Schisler, Gary Schisler's 20-year-old brother, was driving a Ford F-700 truck towing a 30-foot cattle trailer north on Route 407 just outside New Windsor about 11 a.m. when he crossed the center line.

Carroll Schisler was taken to Carroll County General Hospital, where his condition was still being evaluated late Saturday.

Baltimore County

A 16-year-old girl was struck and killed by a car driven by a woman subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated late Friday night.

Baltimore County police said Angela Chance, of the 2000 block of Bear Ridge Road in Inverness, was struck about 11 p.m. as she walked across Merritt Boulevard near German Hill Road. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The car was driven by Phyllis Keith, 39, of the 2400 block of Woodcroft Road, Carney, police said.

E9 Ms. Keith was charged with driving while intoxicated.

TC

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