Head-on collision in Baltimore leaves two dead, one injured Man from Glen Burnie dies of injuries in Monday crash

August 07, 1996|By Peter Hermann and Richard Irwin | Peter Hermann and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

A head-on collision yesterday morning in Southwest Baltimore -- caused when an 80-year-old driver veered into oncoming traffic on South Monroe Street -- claimed two lives and left a woman seriously injured, city police said.

A 40-year-old man died early yesterday as a result of another accident, on Monday evening, two blocks from the collision on South Monroe Street.

Investigators were trying to learn how yesterday's crash occurred.

But the only person who may be able to tell them is the seriously injured woman, police said.

Marvel Brooks Waters, 80, of the 800 block of N. Calhoun St., who was driving a Lincoln Continental, was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife, Pearl Prout Waters, 86, a front-seat passenger, was in serious but stable condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

A 54-year-old woman who was driving a 1992 Volvo also was killed, police said. Her name was not immediately released.

The driver of a Pontiac Grand Am also involved in the accident, Maria Powell-Petty, 40, of the 1600 block of N. Milton Ave., was treated for minor injuries.

Police said the accident occurred about 6: 45 a.m. in the 900 block of S. Monroe St., just north of Washington Boulevard. Officer James Schaekel said that for an unknown reason, Marvel Waters crossed the center line and slammed into the Volvo.

Police said the Lincoln rode up over the Volvo and hit the Pontiac Grand Am.

The Waters couple and the Volvo driver received severe head and body injuries. All were wearing seat belts and their cars had air bags, police said.

Schaekel said autopsies will be performed, probably today, to determine whether Marvel Waters had any ailments that might have triggered the crash.

The other fatal accident, on Monday, occurred on Washington Boulevard near Interstate 95. Police said a pickup truck driven by William Shockey, 42, of the 6000 block of Central Ave. in Woodlawn collided with the passenger side of a 1983 Chrysler. One of the two vehicles, police said, went through a red light.

The driver of the Chrysler, Robert Montgomery Sr., 40, of the 300 block of Fourth Ave. in Glen Burnie, was pronounced dead at 3: 54 a.m. at Shock Trauma.

Police said Shockey was not injured.

Pub Date: 8/07/96

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