Police seek driver who fled from crash

February 23, 2000|By Nancy A. Youssef | Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF

Baltimore County police were searching yesterday for a man who they said fled the scene of a crash near Pikesville Monday night that killed two people and injured four others.

Officer William Pumphrey of the Western Traffic Unit said the man, whom they have tentatively identified, was driving a rented 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue at a high rate of speed east in the 2600 block of Smith Ave. about 9 p.m. when his car struck a Toyota Camry whose driver was making a U-turn.

Dawn Johnson, 20, a student at the Woodstock Job Corps Center in the 10900 block of Old Court Road -- one of three passengers in the Oldsmobile -- was pronounced dead at the scene, Pumphrey said.

Irving Edlow, 78, of the 2900 block of Terry Drive in Northwest Baltimore, the driver of the Camry, died yesterday afternoon at Sinai Hospital, Pumphrey said.

Edlow's wife, Joan, 70, was in serious condition at Sinai, where Molly Bleakman, 71, of the 2700 block of Smith Ave., a second passenger in the Camry, also was in serious condition, Pumphrey said.

Damien Green, 22, of the 3900 block of Annellen Road in Northwest Baltimore, a passenger in the Oldsmobile, was in serious condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Pumphrey said.

The third passenger, Tonya Wise, 29, of the 1900 block of Etting St. in West Baltimore, was treated at and released from Sinai.

Pumphrey said cocaine and marijuana at a street value of at least $4,000 were found in the rented Oldsmobile.

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