Howard man killed as his car strikes truck

November 19, 1996

A Howard County man was killed yesterday in Eldersburg when his car struck a construction truck, state police said.

Eric L. Lake, 31, of the 5200 block of Green Porridge Road in Dayton, near Glenelg, was pronounced dead at the scene on Route 32 at Londontown Boulevard.

Police said Lake was traveling north about 8: 15 a.m. when the construction truck owned by contractor Richard T. Kline Inc. of Frederick pulled across Route 32 from Londontown Boulevard to turn south and stopped.

Police said the rear of the Mack truck, driven by Gary W. Butts Sr., 51, of Hagerstown remained in the northbound lane of Route 32, where a Chevrolet Corsica driven by Lake struck the left rear side. Neither Butts nor Sammy K. Keyser, 52, of Walkersville, a passenger in the truck, was seriously injured.

Fire

Sykesville: Firefighters responded at 1: 20 a.m. Monday for a carbon monoxide alarm in the 1900 block of Stoneridge Court. Units were out 33 minutes.

Sykesville: Firefighters responded at 5: 04 p.m. Sunday for an auto fire in the 6400 block of Ridge Road. Units were out 24 minutes.

Sykesville: Firefighters assisted Howard County at 4: 09 p.m. Sunday, responding for a house fire in the 1200 block of Maple Drive. Units were out three minutes.

Sykesville: Firefighters responded at 11: 10 p.m. Saturday to investigate report of smoke on Harvest Farm Road. Units were out 42 minutes.

Sykesville: Firefighters responded at 7: 56 a.m. Friday to investigate a report of a fire in the 600 block of Shimmering Run Court. Units were out 23 minutes.

Sykesville: Firefighters from Winfield assisted Sykesville at 10: 21 a.m. Friday, responding for a natural gas leak in the 6500 block of Bonnie Brae Road. Units were out 33 minutes.

Police

Sykesville: The owner of a plumbing company told police that a generator and tools were stolen from the bed of his truck while it was parked along Tamarack Circle between 5: 30 p.m. and 6: 30 p.m. Nov. 12. The loss was estimated at $1,200.

Pub Date: 11/19/96

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