East Columbia

April 28, 1993

Man, 41, killed in auto wreck

A 41-year-old Oakland Mills man died Monday afternoon after his car went through a red light and broadsided a Nissan Maxima on a rain-slicked road in Owen Brown, county police said.

Charon Felder of the 9600 block of White Acre Road was pronounced dead at 4:25 p.m. after being taken by ambulance to Howard County General Hospital, a hospital spokesman said.

Mr. Felder was injured about 3:20 p.m. while driving his 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass north on Route 175, police said. Police said he ran a red light at the intersection of Route 175 and Snowden River Parkway, hitting the 1990 Nissan, whose driver was trying to turn left on Route 175 from Snowden River Parkway.

The driver of the Nissan, Robert Ashby Hilker, 30, of the 8800 block of Blade Green Lane in Long Reach, was taken by ambulance to Howard County General Hospital, but he wasn't admitted, the hospital spokesman said.

Mr. Felder wasn't wearing a seat belt, police said. An investigation continues.


* Long Reach: 8800 block of Centre Park Drive: Someone stole two trimmers valued at $160, an $80 razor, and a $250 pair of clippers from a beauty salon between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 17.

7100 block of Columbia Gateway Drive: Someone stole an $1,800 red 14-speed Cannondale bicycle from a roof rack on a 1991 Ford Escort between 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday.

6100 block of Farstar Place: Someone entered a 1990 Nissan 240SX between 1:30 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday, and stole a $315 AM-FM cassette player and radio.

8700 block of Cloudleap Court: Someone dented the right-front fender on a 1989 Pontiac between 12:10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday. Footprints were found on the vehicle.

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