2-year-old girl dies after car hits her, sister

July 17, 1994|By From Staff Reports

A 2-year-old Northwest Baltimore girl on a walk with an older sister was killed yesterday afternoon when they were struck by a sports car that police said a 14-year-old boy was driving.

Chantelle Parrotte was pronounced dead at Sinai Hospital from injuries received about 3:15 p.m. when the Nissan 300ZX jumped the curb in the 3500 block of Woodland Ave., struck the girls, plowed through two fences and came to rest under a porch, police said.

Chantelle was dragged a short distance by the car, police said.

Her older sister, Chenelle, 10, who police said was knocked aside by the car, was taken by ambulance to Sinai Hospital and admitted. She was listed in serious condition last night.

Police said the two girls had been walking east toward their home in the 3300 block of Woodland Ave., about two blocks away in the Park Heights neighborhood, when they were hit.

Neither the car's driver nor a passenger, Maurice Booker, 19, of the 3600 block of Callaway Ave. in Northwest Baltimore, was injured.

Police said Mr. Booker frequently used the car, which is registered to one of his grandmothers. The 14-year-old driver was a friend of Mr. Booker, police said.

The driver, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, was being held at the J. S. Waxter Children's Center in Laurel for an appearance before a juvenile master at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Woodland Avenue resident Richard Morgan said the car smashed through a fence that surrounds the Woodland Apartments complex in the 3500 block of Woodland Ave.

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