Woman, 76, dies as car strikes tree

May 24, 1994

A 76-year-old Greenland Beach woman died of injuries after she drove her car into a tree Sunday evening, county police said yesterday.

The woman, who lived in the 300 block of Greenland Beach Road, died at 6:48 p.m. at North Arundel Hospital, police said.

The victim may have had a medical problem, police said. The state medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Police will inspect the 1978 Ford station wagon she was driving to determine whether it had any defects that may have caused the accident.

Witnesses said the woman got into her car about 5:50 p.m., waved to a neighbor cutting grass and sat in her car for about five minutes. The car then accelerated about 100 feet, crossed Greenland Beach Road and slammed into a tree, police said.

The woman's name was being withheld pending notification of relatives.

3 Glen Burnie teens assaulted leaving carnival

Three Glen Burnie youths were assaulted by two men Saturday night as they left a carnival at Jumpers Hole Road and Ritchie Highway, county police said yesterday.

The boys left the carnival about 10:15 p.m., police said. Two men followed and began calling them names. One man hit one youth in the back of the head and the other punched a second in the face, police said. The third youth was not harmed.

The youth hit in the head tried to run, but the man who had hit him grabbed his Georgetown team jacket, police said. The boy pulled free of his jacket and the man's grip and fled.

The youth, followed by his friends, ran to a nearby bowling alley and called his father, police said. The father picked up the boys and called Western District police. Officers who responded to the call went to the carnival but found it closed.

The stolen jacket was worth about $110 and had the owner's name written in it, police said.

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