Three-car crash claims life of 6-year-old Hanover boy

March 06, 1998|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A 6-year-old Hanover boy died early yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital hours after a car whose driver was asleep at the wheel ran head-on into the car the boy was riding in on Telegraph Road in Odenton. A second vehicle rammed into the passenger side of the boy's car, county police said.

Lionel Montgomery of the 7200 block of Race Road suffered head injuries in the crash. He died just after 3 a.m., police said.

Police said Rodger M. Mollon, 24, of the 8000 block of Covington Ave. in Glen Burnie was heading south on Telegraph Road near Harvey Avenue just before 5 p.m. when his 1995 Mercury Villager drifted across the double yellow line and rammed head-on into a 1990 Ford Thunderbird driven by Katherine L. Slappy, 26. Her son, Lionel, was in the front passenger seat, police said.

The cars spun around, and the Thunderbird came to rest across Telegraph Road. Lionel was wearing a seat belt, but the impact forced his head through the passenger-side window, police said.

The driver of a 1996 Volkswagen Jetta that was behind Slappy's car swerved to avoid the crash but could not stop in time and the car's hood struck Lionel's head, police said.

Mollon was treated at North Arundel Hospital for head and neck injuries and released. Slappy's hand was injured, but she refused treatment.

The driver of the Jetta, Monica Vargas, 32, of the 7700 block of Telegraph Road was taken to Howard County General Hospital as a precaution because she was pregnant. Her two passengers suffered minor injuries.

The incident is under review by the state's attorney's office.

County police arrested a Baltimore man on drug charges yesterday after they saw a bag that contained crack cocaine being thrown onto the roof of a house in Brooklyn Park, police said.

Officers were called to the house in the 900 block of Victory Ave. shortly before 4 a.m. by a resident complaining that a man refused to leave. When police arrived, they saw a man climb out of a rear window onto the roof of the house, throw a bag onto the roof and go back inside, police said.

An officer who went inside caught the man, who police said had with a bag of marijuana, and arrested him. On the roof, the officer found a bag with 32 individually wrapped pieces of crack cocaine, police said. Dion J. Stewart, 19, of the 100 block of E. 11th Ave. was charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of Park Elementary School, and possession of marijuana.

County police stopped a Crownsville man for speeding on Pioneer Drive Tuesday, then arrested him on drug charges and seized his car after they found crack cocaine in his boot, county police said.

Officer Robert Vane was in Orchards on the Severn shortly before 4 p.m. when he saw a Nissan Maxima speeding on Pioneer Drive. Vane followed the car to the parking lot of the Orchard Food Mart at Pioneer Drive and Reece Road, asked for the man's license and found it was suspended, police said.

He arrested the man, searched him and found a small bag with 12 rocks of crack cocaine inside the man's boot, police said.

Duwayne L. Jones, 23, of the 1200 block of Sunrise Beach Road was charged with driving with a suspended license, possession and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

County police seized 10 video gambling machines and the $1,480.75 in them this week from bars in Brooklyn Park, Glen Burnie and Pasadena.

Seven bars were raided. Police did not cite the owners but will turn their investigation over to the county liquor board.

Pub Date: 3/06/98

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