Carroll crash kills man

January 24, 1993|By Donna E. Boller | Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer

A 37-year-old Parkville man was killed yesterday morning when his car slid into the path of a station wagon on Route 140 near Westminster, police said.

William P. Panos was heading west in his 1982 Datsun from his home in Parkville to visit friends in Taneytown when his brakes apparently locked at 1:44 a.m., police said.

Mr. Panos' car slid sideways across the road into the path of a 1993 Ford Explorer, driven by Charles P. Kuhns, 62, of Hampstead, police said.

Mr. Panos was pronounced dead at the scene, near Pleasant Valley Road. It was Carroll County's first traffic fatality of the year.

Sgt. C. J. Stiles at the state police barracks in Westminster said she did not know why Mr. Panos hit his brakes.

Sergeant Stiles said she did not believe the road was wet or slick at the time.

Mr. Panos loved wrestling matches and Greek festivals, dances and children, a family friend said.

Mr. Panos helped support dances sponsored by the Parkville Grange tap dance and ballet program, the friend said.

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