Separate road crashes kill 3 since Friday night

April 04, 1993|By Mark Guidera | Mark Guidera,Staff Writer

A 39-year-old Kent County man whose car flipped into a roadside creek yesterday was one of three people to lose their lives on Maryland highways since Friday night, police said.

Larry Demby, of Millington, was driving on Chesterville-Millington Road, west of U.S. 301, shortly after 6 a.m. yesterday when his car struck a guard rail near a bridge, plunged down a 10-foot embankment and overturned in a shallow creek, state police in Centreville said.

Investigators were awaiting the results of an autopsy. A passenger, whose identity was not reported by police, sustained minor injuries.

Prince George's County

A 23-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision in southern Prince George's County about 7 a.m. yesterday.

Garrett Lee Woodland, of the 100 block of E. Horsehead Road in Waldorf, was killed when a Ford pickup truck crossed the center line in the 2200 block of Aquasco Road near Baden and collided with the Pontiac station-wagon he was driving, Prince George's County Police said.

Mr. Woodland was declared dead on the scene.

The truck's driver, Archie Flowers, 30, of Upper Marlboro, and a passenger, Dawn Pulanco, 19, of St. Mary's County, were seriously injured and were taken to Prince George's Hospital vTC Center. Mr. Flowers was listed yesterday in serious but stable condition and Ms. Pulanco was listed in stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

St. Mary's County

A 55-year-old St. Mary's County man was killed when the pickup truck he was driving crashed into a telephone pole Friday night, police said.

Robert Lee Carruth of Hollywood was driving north on Route 245 about 9:45 p.m. when his truck crossed the center line and the lane for oncoming traffic before leaving the road and hitting the pole. State police in Leonardtown said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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