Woman killed, son hurt when her car collides with off-duty officer's Jeep

October 10, 1997|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF

A 35-year-old woman was killed and her 5-year-old son seriously injured when her car collided at a Southwest Baltimore intersection early yesterday with a Jeep driven by an off-duty city police officer on his way home from work.

Police said that the woman apparently failed to yield while turning left onto Frederick Avenue from Wickham Road about 12: 20 a.m. A department spokesman also said it appeared the woman had been drinking.

The officer was identified as Anthony Faulk Jr., 22, who is assigned to the Southwestern police district. He had gotten off his shift and was driving west on Frederick Avenue in his 1993 Jeep Cherokee when the accident occurred.

Police said Faulk's Jeep hit a 1992 Chevy Beretta driven by Glenda Marie Page of the 200 block of Athol Gate Road. She had been traveling south on Wickham Road.

The impact of the collision sent the Beretta into a Chevrolet parked on the south side of Frederick Avenue. Police said Page was thrown from her car and was pronounced dead at 2: 12 a.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Her son, Miguel Joseph, suffered a lacerated spleen and was in serious condition yesterday at University of Maryland Medical Center.

Investigators said they smelled alcohol on Page's breath but would not know her blood-alcohol content until tests are returned from the autopsy.

Faulk, who has been on the force one year, was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released.

Pub Date: 10/10/97

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