6 killed in Md. highway accidents

August 08, 1993|By Staff Report

Six people died in Maryland traffic accidents yesterday, including two people killed in a head-on collision of two pickup trucks on the Baltimore Beltway in Edgemere and a teen-ager thrown from a car in a collision in Carroll County.

Carroll County

State police in Westminster said Anthony Vincent Omelio, 17, of the 1000 block of Johnsville Road, was a passenger in a 1986 Nissan ZX driven by Kelly Ann Patterson, 16, of the 2200 block of Sunset Drive North, Sykesville, when it collided with a pickup truck on Cherry Tree Lane.

Police said the Nissan was southbound near Poole Road at 12:20 a.m. when it crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a northbound 1991 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck driven by Tyson Bernard Hoffmann, 19, of the 4300 block of Louisville Road, Finksburg.

The Omelio youth, who was thrown from the Nissan, was pronounced dead at the scene. Ms. Patterson suffered a severe injury and was taken by ambulance to Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, where she was listed in serious condition yesterday. Mr. Hoffmann suffered a leg injury.

Baltimore County

Two people were killed and two were injured in the 2:30 a.m. pickup collision on the Beltway in Edgemere three miles north of the Francis Scott Key Memorial Bridge.

Maryland Toll Facilities Police said a 1991 Toyota pickup was northbound in the southbound lane when it struck a 1985 Mitsubishi pickup.

The driver and a passenger in the Mitsubishi were killed, and another passenger was injured. The driver of the Toyota was also injured.

Police said that Jerome R. Barrett, 39, of Parkville, the driver of the Mitsubishi, and 11-year-old James N. Cianos III of Sykesville, Mr. Barrett's 11-year-old nephew, were dead at the scene.

Mr. Barrett's wife, Evelyn, 38, a passenger, was taken to Francis Scott Key Medical Center where she was listed in fair condition.

Sean P. Hall, 23, of Edgewood, the driver of the Toyota, was in fair condition at Key Medical Center.

Anne Arundel County

At 10:15 a.m., an elderly Anne Arundel County man was struck and killed by a car as he walked along Central Avenue near Mayo.

Anne Arundel County police said Gene Clark Swift, 81, of Locust Lane in Mayo was walking in the westbound lane at Selby Heights Drive.

The driver, Robert Lee McKellar, 22, of the 900 block of Cedar Grove Avenue, Edgewater, told police he did not see Mr. Swift until it was too late to avoid him. Mr. McKellar was not injured.

Dorchester County

On the Eastern Shore yesterday afternoon, a Dorchester County man was fatally injured and his 2-year-old daughter suffered injuries when his pickup truck ran off the road and overturned.

State police said Brian Edward Hurley, 22, of Vienna, was driving west on Decoursey Bridge Road one mile east of Decoursey Bridge when he drove onto the left roadside for unknown reasons, overcompensated and drove off the right side of the road at 1:28 p.m.

Police said Mr. Hurley, who was thrown from the truck, was pronounced dead at Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge. Ashley Hurley was taken by state police helicopter to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, where she was listed in stable condition yesterday.

Charles County

One person died in a single-car accident about 8:15 p.m. yesterday on Route 224 in Nanjemoy in western Charles County, the sheriff's office reported. Further details were not available last night.

Montgomery County

In a seventh fatality, a Prince George's County man, Douglas Angleton, of the 700 block of Park Avenue, Laurel, was fatally injured Friday night when his car hit a tree on Route 198 in Spencerville, Montgomery County police reported.

Mr. Angleton, who was alone, was taken to Montgomery General Hospital in Olney, where he was pronounced dead.

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