Two Fatal Collisions On Perring Involve Speeding, Sedan Service

2 Killed, 3 Hurt Yesterday

Woman Died Friday

April 28, 1997|By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan | Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF

A speeding rental car slammed into a sedan service station wagon on Perring Parkway in Northeast Baltimore early yesterday, killing two of its passengers and injuring three other people, police said.

Officer Joseph Spallone of the Northeastern District, stopped at a traffic sign, saw the speeding car but was unable to get his radar gun out in time to record its speed. But after the 1: 30 a.m. crash at Perring and Hillen Road, its speedometer was found "locked at 100," said Officer John Dodge, an accident investigator.

It was one of two fatal accidents on Perring Parkway this weekend involving vehicles owned by Sedan Express in Columbia, according to police.

Three passengers were ejected from the station wagon. Nathan Bland, 30, of the 2600 block of Mayberry Court and Theresa Ramsey, 33, of the 4300 block of Belair Road were killed, while a companion, Dionne Ware, 26, of the 2600 block of Berry Court was in guarded condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The driver of the car, identified as Debra Y. Williams, 44, of the 3000 block of Mayfield Ave., was in stable condition at Bayview.

The sedan service driver, Antoine Thompson, 36, was turning left onto Hillen from the northbound lanes of Perring when the station wagon was hit on the passenger side by the southbound car. Thompson was released after treatment at Sinai Hospital.

The other accident occurred at 10: 30 p.m. Friday at Perring and Echodale Avenue, where a northbound sedan service car slammed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a red light, flew into the air and landed on another car.

Killed was 42-year-old Diane Andrea Moore Jones, of the 1900 block of Belvedere Ave., a passenger in the sedan service car driven by James Earl Goodman, 43, of the same address. All three drivers were released after hospital treatment.

Pub Date: 4/28/97

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