A Johns Hopkins Hospital radiology student died yesterday morning when the car he was driving crashed into a tree in northern Baltimore County.
Brandon M. Moore, 21, of the 2800 block of Troyer Road in Harford County was traveling west on Shepperd Road -- less than a mile from his home -- when his 1994 Honda Accord crossed the center line and hit a tree, Baltimore County police said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 4 a.m.
Police said driver error and excessive speed were factors in the crash.
"Brandon was a good boy," George Moore, 46, said of his son. "He believed in God and he studied hard."
The younger Moore, a member of the nondenominational Fellowship Chapel in Jarrettsville, started classes at Johns Hopkins Hospital last month, his father said.
"He got up early every day to go to school," Moore said. "He was there about 40 hours a week, attending classes and studying. Brandon wanted to become a radiologist, or perhaps even a doctor.
"He wanted to be able to help other people," Moore said.
tTC A graduate of North Harford High School, the younger Moore attended Harford Community College before applying to the ra- diology program at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
"He was a straight-A student at the community college," his father said. "Whenever Brandon wanted something, he put his whole heart into it."
As a teen-ager, Moore focused on winning wrestling matches. He was on the all-Harford County wrestling team two years in a row. In 1992, he was the Harford County high school wrestling champion and a regional runner-up.
Moore said his son was on his way home from Baltimore when the accident occurred.
He had gone into the city to meet a friend, the elder Moore said.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete last night.
Pub Date: 10/06/96