Four people were killed in unrelated accidents on Maryland roads Friday and early yesterday, including a woman walking along a Howard County highway and a man who fell off a bicycle and was hit by a tractor-trailer on the Eastern Shore.
The most recent crash occurred about 1: 30 p.m. yesterday on Route 13, just south of Pocomoke City in Worcester County. State police said a Buick crossed the median while southbound on Route 13 and went into the path of northbound traffic. The driver, identified as William Randolph Lewis, 78, of Salisbury, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Buick was struck on the driver's side by a minivan driven by Marilyn Tyree, 32, of Dover Plains, N.Y. Tyree and her passengers, another woman and four children between the ages of 2 and 11, were treated at Peninsula Medical Center. Police said their injuries were not life-threatening.
In another Worcester County accident, about 11 p.m. Friday, a man was killed when he apparently fell backward off his bike into the path of a tractor-trailer, police said. The truck was traveling north on Route 113 near Peerless Road in Showell.
Thomas Franklin Jones, 46, of Bishopville was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Also about 11 p.m. Friday, police said a woman walking along the northbound shoulder of Interstate 95 near Route 100 in Howard County was killed when she was hit by a car. Police identified the victim as Monyneath Kamsan Phorn, 18, of Arlington, Va.
About 7 p.m. Friday, a Carroll County man died in a single-car accident while driving north on Route 140 near Bethel Road. Police said Jeffrey McCurry, 43, of Finksburg was on Route 140 when his car went off the road and hit a billboard post. State police said they are investigating whether a medical condition might have caused the death or contributed.
Pub Date: 8/31/97