Man trying to elude police is fatally hurt when car hits truck 2nd man is injured

January 08, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

One of two men in a stolen car that crashed into a parked truck while attempting to elude a Baltimore County police car died yesterday, police said.

Carl A. Pitts, 24, of the 1900 block of N. Payson St., the driver of the stolen car, died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, police said.

Police said the other man was released from Sinai Hospital after treatment for injuries and was being held last night at the White Marsh Precinct pending charges.

The incident began on Monday, according to police spokesman Bill Toohey, when a resident of the 2900 block of Linganore Ave. in Parkville reported the theft of a bulldog valued at $1,000. A red Pontiac TransAm with Pennsylvania tags that was reported stolen in Baltimore County was seen being driven away from the home from which the dog was reported missing, and the description of the car was broadcast to city and county police.

Yesterday, a Baltimore County officer spotted the Pontiac on Harford Road and tried to pull it over. The driver of the Pontiac made a U-turn on Harford Road and headed south, Toohey said. The police car, with lights flashing, followed it. At Linwood Avenue, the Pontiac crashed into a parked truck, police said.

The dog was not recovered.

Pub Date: 1/08/98

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