Holiday toll climbs to 5, with 2 deaths yesterday

Boy jogging in Cecil Co. and motorcyclist killed

July 05, 1999|By Amy Oakes | Amy Oakes,SUN STAFF

Two people were killed on Maryland roads yesterday -- a jogger in Cecil County and a motorcyclist in Charles County -- bringing to five the number of traffic fatalities so far this July Fourth weekend, state police reported.

By contrast, police last year reported no fatal accidents over the Fourth of July weekend, said state Trooper Frank Troska.

In addition to the fatal accidents yesterday, two 19-year-old men were killed in separate road accidents Saturday and a teen-age girl was killed Friday night, state police said.

In the Cecil County accident, a 15-year-old Howard County boy was killed just after noon yesterday when he was struck by a sports utility vehicle while jogging near Perryville, said Tfc. Phil Criddle of the North East Barracks.

Hansford Lee Young III, of the 9400 of Indian Camp Road in Columbia, was jogging westbound along the shoulder of U.S. 40 near Route 222 at about 12: 25 p.m. when he ran into the slow lane of traffic and was struck by a 1996 Chevy Blazer, driven by David Guiberson, 25, of Elkton, Criddle said. Young was pronounced dead at the scene.

No charges were filed, Criddle said. The accident, which is being attributed to pedestrian error, is under investigation, he said.

Early yesterday, a 26-year-old Potomac man was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle while driving north on Route 205 in Charles County and crashed, state police said.

Vincent Raymond Miller, of the 12700 block of Bushwood Terrace in Montgomery County, was driving his 1996 Kawasaki FX-600 just past Poplar Hill Road near Waldorf at about 3: 45 a.m. when he drove off the road, struck a guardrail and was thrown from the motorcycle, police said. Miller was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Saturday, a 19-year-old Delaware man was killed when he lost control of his 1994 Mitsubishi Mirage and drove into a utility pole in Queen Anne's County, state police said.

Jason Scott Yeakel of Frederika, Del., was driving south on Route 18, near Wrights Neck Road in Queenstown at about 9: 18 p.m. when he drove off the road while making a turn and struck the pole, police said. Yeakel was pronounced dead at the scene.

About an hour later, a 19-year-old Bel Air man was killed when he lost control of his Chevy Blazer on a Harford County road and struck two trees, state police said.

Thad Freisheim of the 900 block of Lees Wood Road was driving south on Maxa Road approaching Southgate Road in Aberdeen at about 10: 36 p.m. when his vehicle drove off the road into the trees, police said. Freisheim was pronounced dead at the scene, they said.

Alcohol was not a factor in those accidents, Troska said.

On Friday night, Amber Lynn Duncan, 17, of 2100 block of Northland Road in Baltimore County, was killed when the car in which she was a passenger veered off a road in Ellicott City and slammed into a tree, Howard County police said. No charges have been filed, and the accident is under investigation.

In Baltimore yesterday, four people were seriously injured when they were struck by a minivan while sitting on the front steps of a rowhouse on the north side of the 2100 block of E. North Ave., Sgt. Scott Rowe, a city police spokesman, said.

Pub Date: 7/05/99

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