6 hurt in Baltimore Co. crash after teen party

November 14, 1993|By Sheridan Lyons | Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer

Six people were hospitalized early yesterday after a 17-year-old driver, fleeing a disorderly party with a carload of youths, crossed the center line on Cromwell Bridge Road and collided head-on with another vehicle, Baltimore County police said.

The accident occurred near Loch Raven Senior High School just before midnight when a southbound 1985 Toyota Celica crossed the center line, trying to turn left onto Oakleigh Road, the police said.

The 17-year-old Cockeysville youth was charged with driving while intoxicated and assault on a police officer, said the police, who withheld his name because he is a juvenile.

He and four passengers in the Toyota, and the driver of the northbound 1988 Ford Taurus, were hospitalized, said police and fire officials.

Police spokesman E. Jay Miller said an officer from Parkville had answered an 11:43 p.m. complaint about a disorderly teen-age party in Glen Arm. When the officer arrived, he said, teens scattered -- piling into two cars and speeding away.

When the officer tried to stop the Celica by standing in front of it, he said, the driver sped past him, yelling obscenities, police said.

About seven minutes later, the officer saw the Celica at the accident scene, Mr. Miller said.

Most seriously injured in the accident was David Bartholow Jr., 17, of the 1700 block of Edgewood Road, the front-seat passenger in the Celica. He was in critical condition last night at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Police and fire officials said they could not provide information on the hospitals where the three back-seat passengers in the Celica were being treated.

They were identified as Robert Thuerrauch, 16, of Rose Petal Court; David Wilkinson, of the 8200 block of Pleasant Plains Road; and Christopher Palermo, 17, of the 1500 block of Dellsway in Towson.

Also injured was the Ford's driver, William Horst, 46, of the 4400 block of Langtry Drive in Fork. His condition was not available.

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