Three residents of Balto. Co. die in auto accidents

December 22, 1997|By Richard Irwin and Andrea F. Siegel | Richard Irwin and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF

Three Baltimore County residents died in unrelated traffic accidents early yesterday and late Saturday, authorities reported.

About 2: 20 a.m. yesterday in East Baltimore, a 36-year-old woman was killed when a 1996 Buick Regal traveling west in the 1900 block of E. Preston St. was broadsided by a 1998 Lexus 400LS that was traveling south on Wolfe Street, city police said.

Police said Betty Perkins of the first block of Twin Circle Way in Baltimore Highlands, a passenger in the left rear seat of the Buick, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Buick, Dorothy Hutry, 63, of the 2400 block of Westport St. in the city and two passengers were admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital with injuries and were in fair condition last night.

Police were seeking the 26-year-old driver of the Lexus who fled the scene on foot.

About 11: 45 p.m. Saturday, police said an 18-year-old driver was killed when the speeding 1998 Mazda Milennia he was driving east on U.S. 40 went out of control about 600 feet west of Greene Street, struck a jersey wall, cut across six lanes of traffic, hit a curb, then struck light poles and a traffic pole before coming to a stop on the lot of an Exxon service station.

The driver of the four-door luxury vehicle, Dante Lafavis of the first block of Center Court in Woodlawn, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Baltimore County police reported that Felix Joseph Bucci III, 51, of the 9600 block of Baron Place in White Marsh and his 8-year-old son left a convenience store and were trying to cross Philadelphia Road near Middle River Road about 11: 10 p.m. Saturday when they were struck by a 1993 Isuzu pickup truck.

Police said the father died about 11: 40 p.m. at Franklin Square Hospital Center, where the son was treated for a broken leg and released.

Police said a preliminary investigation indicated the accident was caused by pedestrian error.

Pub Date: 12/22/97

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