Three people are killed in unrelated accidents

January 31, 1993

Traffic accidents killed three people in metropolitan Baltimore yesterday, including a high school student and two senior citizens, one of whom died after being run over by his own vehicle. Two of the accidents were in Baltimore County, one in Harford County.

Baltimore County

The student, a Carney resident, was killed in Glen Arm when the car in which he was riding went off Long Green Pike just north of Factory Road about 12:10 a.m.

The car, police said, hit an embankment, flew through the air and flipped over several times before coming to rest in a field.

Keith Anthony Holmes, a junior at Loch Raven Senior High School who lived in the 2900 block of Andrea Ave. in Baltimore County, was pronounced dead at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center shortly after the accident, police said.

The driver of the 1988 Chevy Beretta, a 17-year-old Carney boy, was treated for minor injuries at Fallston General Hospital and released.

Police said alcohol, speed and driver error were responsible for the accident.

One of the pedestrian accidents occurred on Reisterstown Road near Franklin Senior High School about noon yesterday, police said.

George Howard Stitzel, 83, of the 11700 block of Terrytown Drive in Reisterstown, was struck while crossing the road and pronounced dead at Baltimore County General Hospital.

Police said he was hit by a car driven by Beverly Ray Green, of the 2400 block of W. Franklin St. in Baltimore.

No charges were filed.

Harford County

In the other pedestrian accident, Thomas Davidson Towers, 70, was killed when he was run over by his van about 5:15 p.m. at the U.S. Post Office on Hansen Road in Edgewood.

State police said Mr. Towers apparently left his car in gear while ++ he dropped mail in a mail box.

The van began to circle in the parking lot and Mr. Towers attempted to stop it but was struck and run over, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after arriving in a state police helicopter.

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