Va. man is killed in collision with Jeep being driven wrong way on Beltway

November 01, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Jeep being driven the wrong way on Interstate 695 near Arbutus in Baltimore County collided with a car early yesterday, killing the car's driver, state police said.

According to Sgt. James Forbes of the state police Golden Ring Barracks, a 1988 Jeep Wrangler was traveling south in the northbound lanes of I-695, near Interstate 95, about 2: 45 a.m.

"There was a driver going southbound on the other side of the freeway, trying to get this guy to see he was heading the wrong way," Forbes said. The Jeep crashed into a 1993 Dodge Avenger driven by Bevan Franceschini, 21, of Fairfax, Va., who died at the scene, police said.

Donald Eugene Elliott, 31, of the 3600 block of Third St. in Brooklyn, the driver of the Jeep, was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

A passenger in the car, Derek Albert, also of Fairfax, was treated for minor injuries at Shock Trauma and released, Forbes said.

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