Mayo man dies after car hits stopped trash truck

August 24, 1994

A Mayo man was killed yesterday morning in a traffic accident on Solomons Island Road and Virginia Avenue in Edgewater, county police said.

Leonard James Brown, 73, of the 4100 block of Shoreham Beach Road was southbound on Solomons Island Road shortly before 5:30 a.m., police said. He drove his 1990 Mercury Topaz onto the right shoulder of the road and plowed into a garbage truck that had stopped to pick up some trash, police said.

The three men in the truck were not injured, police said. The garbage truck is owned by Superior Refuse Inc. in Pasadena, police said.

Traffic investigators have theorized that Mr. Brown may have fallen asleep or suffered from an unknown medical condition before the crash, police said.

Officer Randy Bell, a county police spokesman, said police are not certain whether an autopsy will be performed.

The accident closed the southbound lane of Solomons Island Road for 1 1/2 hours, Officer Bell said.

Police hunt for trees stolen from store

Annapolis police are looking for nearly $9,000 worth of bonsai trees stolen from a store during the weekend.

Seak Reem Choi, owner of Omiya Bonsai Inc., 90 West St., told police Monday that someone took nine trees from his business between 6:20 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The trees, valued at $8,950, were in a courtyard next to the store.

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