Man is killed when his stopped car is hit from behind on I-95 shoulder

October 08, 2001|By Michael Dresser | Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF

A 23-year-old man who had stopped his Honda automobile on the shoulder of Interstate 95 in Howard County was killed early yesterday when another car slammed into the rear of the vehicle.

Police said the other driver was intoxicated - with a breath test showing a blood alcohol level of .14. A Maryland law that took effect Sept. 30 lowered the definition of driving under the influence to .08.

The victim, Oscar Mendez Vides, a Dominican national whose last known address was in Arlington, Va., was pronounced dead at the scene near Route 216. He had been driving his 1985 Honda Accord north on I-95 when he apparently pulled over because of mechanical trouble, and it was struck by a Lincoln Mark 8, police said.

Charged with driving under the influence was Kenneth Harvey Dandridge, 42, of Fort Washington in Prince George's County, who police said was not injured.

Dandridge was freed on personal recognizance after a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

Two die in Prince George's

In a separate accident, two drivers - a 31-year-old man and 48-year-old woman - were killed in a head-on crash about 5 a.m. yesterday in Forestville in Prince George's County. The victims' names were withheld.

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