Girl killed, mother injured in accident in Lutherville

September 28, 1998|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

A teen-age girl was killed yesterday and her mother injured when their car was broadsided by a van on northbound Interstate 83 in Lutherville, said state police at the Golden Ring Barracks.

Trooper Joseph McIlhenney said that according to witnesses, Sandra Sykes, 29, of the 3700 block of Offutt Road in Randallstown was driving a 1993 Toyota northbound I-83 from the outer loop of I-695 about 3 p.m. when her carwas struck from behind by a 1997 Honda.

McIlhenney said Sykes apparently lost control of her car, which was hit on the passenger side by a van that was northbound on I-83 from the inner loop of I-695.

He said Michelle Sykes, 13, of the Offutt Road address, was killed and her mother was taken to Sinai Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

A passenger in the van was taken to Greater Baltimore Medical bTC Center for treatment of minor injuries, McIlhenney said. The driver of the van was not injured.

McIlhenney said the driver of the Honda left the scene, but witnesses gave police its tag number. The car was registered to the father of Ryan Garcia, 18, of the 4500 block of King George Court in Perry Hall, who fit the description witnesses gave police. Troopers went to his residence and took the car to the Golden Ring Barracks, where it will be examined to see if it did collide with Sykes' vehicle, McIlhenney said.

McIlhenney said after police tried to reconstruct the accident in an effort to determine who was at fault, both ramps to northbound I-83 from the inner and outer loops of I-695 were reopened about 7 p.m.

Pub Date: 9/28/98

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