Man dies after his car hits a guardrail on U.S. 29A...

January 30, 1996

Man dies after his car hits a guardrail on U.S. 29

A 61-year-old Baltimore man died yesterday morning after his station wagon ran off a shoulder along U.S. 29 and struck a guardrail, Howard County police said.

When police responded to the accident, they found Earl Phillip Holthaus of the 5200 block of Darien Road in East Baltimore, unconscious at the scene. He went into cardiac arrest and was taken to Howard County General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Police said it appeared that Mr. Holthaus had a heart problem that caused him to drive his Subaru station wagon off the highway near Old South Entrance Road at 7:30 a.m. yesterday.

He had been traveling north on U.S. 29 when his station wagon veered off the road onto the shoulder and struck a guardrail, police said. The station wagon then crossed both northbound lanes. The station wagon continued to travel north along the left side of the fast lane of southbound U.S. 29 and then re-entered the median and struck a tree.

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