An article in Sunday's editions about a fatal accident...

April 09, 1996

An article in Sunday's editions about a fatal accident Friday night in Anne Arundel County incorrectly identified which vehicles the drivers and passenger were riding in and the position of the vehicles.

Bethany Anne Balasic, 15, who died in the crash, was partially thrown from a Mazda pickup truck driven by Joseph Leigh Cornett, 18, of Severna Park. The other vehicle, a 1988 Honda Accord, was driven by Justin Paul Heaps, 18, of Arnold.

Police said the pickup truck was southbound on the shoulder of Ritchie Highway when it ran a red light and struck the Honda, which was turning left from the northbound lanes.

The same article also misidentified the victim of an accident Friday afternoon in Mount Airy. Helen Muir Bertke, 62, was killed when her car crossed Route 27 and crashed into an oncoming tractor-trailer.

The Sun regrets the errors.

Pub Date: 4/09/96


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