Crash kills teen with stolen car after he hit girls

December 11, 1998|By Liz Bowie | Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF

A teen-ager driving a stolen car hit two 15-year-old girls yesterday at Edmondson-Westside High School in Baltimore, then sped off, hit a concrete barrier and died, police said.

Alexander Glynn, 18, of the 400 block of E. 28th St. died at the scene of the 8:50 a.m. crash, according to city police, after he drove a 1989 Dodge, reported stolen Wednesday, into the barriers on Franklin Street and Edmondson Avenue.

Principal Irby Miller said he was greeting students outside Edmondson-Westside yesterday morning when he watched a car speed into a parking area, U-turn and hit two students. Miller said he believed the driver, who had turned off Swann Avenue, realized he couldn't cut through the parking area to Edmondson Avenue. The driver stopped, backed up and hit April Barbour, 15.

"I saw her hit the trunk of the car. She toppled over on the ground," Miller said, adding that his first thought was that she would die.

Glynn then drove forward, hitting Tineeka Amason, 15.

Miller said he didn't see the car hit Tineeka. "My concentration was on my child on the ground," he said.

As he ran to the two students, a school police officer ran to Edmondson Avenue and was able to see the license tag of the car as it went by.

Conflicting versions of what prompted the accident were reported yesterday. Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a city police spokeswoman, said students interviewed by investigators said the driver might have intentionally tried to hit another student.

"There is some indication from some of the witnesses that the driver of the vehicle was trying to hit someone else," she said.

Police did not say who may have been targeted or provide further details about the witnesses' versions of the events.

Glynn's family could not be reached yesterday.

April was taken to Sinai Hospital with an injury to her right leg and released two hours later, according to hospital officials. Tineeka was discharged after being taken to St. Agnes HealthCare with an injury to her left ankle.

Pub Date: 12/11/98

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