Auto accidents in Frederick, Harford kill 4

March 16, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Four people were killed in traffic accidents in Harford and Frederick counties during the weekend, including a 16-year-old Bel Air boy, authorities said.

Bel Air police said Benjamin Tate Hibschman was killed about 11 p.m. Saturday when the 1990 Plymouth compact car in which he was a passenger ran a red light at Route 24 and Business U.S. 1 and was struck on the passenger side by a Chevrolet van carrying two adults and six children. Hibschman was wearing a seat belt but was partially ejected, police said.

The driver of the Plymouth and the occupants of the van were not seriously injured, police said.

State police in Frederick are investigating a head-on collision on Route 15 south of Frederick that killed two drivers and injured one passenger Saturday.

Police said a 1989 Ford F350 pickup truck driven by Paul E. Brandenburg of the 10000 block of Annapolis Road in Frederick crossed the center line and hit a 1993 Mercury Topaz driven by Jody W. Bodes, of the 900 block of Chestnut St. in Hagerstown.

Brandenburg, 61, and Bodes, 27, were pronounced dead at the scene, said Trooper Patrick Morris. Bodes' wife, Betty Jo Bodes, 25, was taken to Washington County Health System in Hagerstown, where she was in serious condition yesterday, police said.

A 22-year-old Aberdeen woman died Saturday after she was thrown from a car that struck a grassy embankment and overturned on Route 22 near Lynn Lee Drive in Aberdeen, state police said. Kara Allen of the 3400 block of Churchville Road was pronounced dead at Harford Memorial Hospital, where she was taken by ambulance after the 12: 50 a.m. accident, police said.

David Kennedy, 28, of the same address as Allen also was thrown from the 1980 Honda Prelude and flown by helicopter to (( Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was in serious condition last night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Investigators did not know if Allen or Kennedy was driving.

Pub Date: 3/16/98

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