Silver Spring woman hit, killed crossing road

Driver whose car struck pedestrian not injured

police are investigating

November 08, 1999|By Kurt Streeter | Kurt Streeter,SUN STAFF

The family of a Silver Spring woman who died in a traffic accident during the weekend gathered at her home yesterday to comfort one another and remember better times.

Liliana Yaran, 52, a mother of six who lived on Hickory Lane, was hit by an eastbound 1985 Mercedes-Benz at 5: 51 p.m. Saturday as she tried to walk across Layhill Road near Georgia Avenue in Wheaton, said Montgomery County police. The area was not marked by a crosswalk, police said.

She was taken by MedEvac helicopter to Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly, where she died, police said.

The driver of the Mercedes, Kolavit Rabeepun, 55, of Layhill Road in Wheaton was not injured. Police are investigating the accident.

"My mother was so joyful," said Tony Yaran, 26. "She was always up, always boisterous."

Liliana Yaran was born in Lima, Peru, and immigrated to the United States in 1968 with her husband, Antonio Yaran. They were married for 34 years.

Though she had six children who now range in age from 18 to 33, she ran a day care operation in her home for 14 years.

"That was the type of person she was," her son said. "She was very caring. A faithful person, very tied to her religion." Mrs. Yaran was a Jehovah's Witness.

The accident involving Yaran was the second road fatality in Montgomery County on Saturday. Yesterday, police released the name of a man killed in an accident that occurred about 2 p.m. in Damascus.

Laroi Brooks, 23, of Gaithersburg died from injuries he suffered when he ran a stop sign at Hipsley Mill Road and his Jeep struck a van traveling north through the intersection at Damascus Road, police said. Brooks was thrown from the Jeep into a tree and pronounced dead at the scene.

Two Montgomery County men in the van suffered minor injuries and were treated at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney and released Saturday, police said.

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