3 people die in traffic accidents West Baltimore collision kills woman

Parkville man hits tree

pedestrian struck

December 28, 1997|By Del Quentin Wilber and Brenda J. Buote | Del Quentin Wilber and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF

Three people were killed yesterday in unrelated automobile accidents on Baltimore-area roads, including a 58-year-old woman in a collision at a city intersection.

Agnes Spencer Paine, of the 300 block of E. 24th St., was fatally injured and several others were hurt when the 1995 Dodge Dynasty in which they were riding was struck on the passenger side by a 1991 Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle, city police said.

The crash occurred about 12: 45 a.m. at Druid Hill Avenue and Laurens Street in West Baltimore. Paine, who was in the front passenger seat, had numerous injuries and died a few hours later at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

"It appears that the driver of the Explorer failed to stop at a flashing red light, striking the Dynasty," said Officer Angelique Cook-Hayes, a city police spokeswoman. She was unable to say how many others were injured or identify the drivers.

About an hour later, Linwood Earl Shiflett III, 20, was killed when his car struck a tree along Loch Raven Drive in Long Green, Baltimore County police said.

Shiflett, of the 8000 block of Hillendale Road in Parkville, was driving south on Loch Raven when he lost control of his 1997 Volkswagen Jetta near Morgan Mill Road, police said.

According to police, Shiflett was driving too fast and unable to negotiate a bend in the road. He was declared dead at the scene.

In another accident, a 45-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck backing out of a driveway in Parkville.

Baltimore County police said Howard Daw, 68, of the 2400 block of Joppa Road, was backing out of his driveway about 2:30 p.m. when the vehicle struck Kenneth Evans of the first block of Melanie Court in Carney. Evans was declared dead at the scene.

Police said pedestrian error was the cause of the accident.

Pub Date: 12/28/97

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