In Cecil County Police seek driver who fled after crash...


April 09, 2002|By From staff reports

In Cecil County

Police seek driver who fled after crash that killed passenger

CHILDS -- State police were looking last night for the driver of a car who fled after a crash that killed a passenger.

The car, a 1991 Geo Storm, was eastbound on Leeds Road in Childs at a high speed about 12:20 p.m. when it became airborne on a hill and struck a telephone pole, police said. The car flipped onto one side and struck a tree before coming to rest in a stream, its roof smashed. The victim was identified as Lidoro Escobar Perez, 21, of Mexico, who had been staying with friends in Elkton.

Sgt. Charles Pertain of the North East Barracks said the unidentified driver fled and was tracked by police with bloodhounds to an area north of Interstate 95, where the dogs lost the scent. Pertain said alcohol was found in the car.

In Harford County

1 killed, 3 seriously hurt in Fallston auto collision

FALLSTON -- One person was killed and three others were seriously injured yesterday afternoon when two vehicles collided at a Fallston intersection.

Lt. Bud Frank, a state police spokesman, said a 56-year-old man was driving a 2000 Dodge Durango south on Harford Road about 3:35 p.m. when it hit a 1998 Ford Escort. The Escort's driver failed to heed a stop sign at eastbound Reckord Road.

Heather M. Lease, 17, of the 8100 block of Glen Gary Road in Hillendale Road, Baltimore County, a passenger in the EsCort, was pronounced dead at the scene, and three other occuppants were flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

In Maryland

Komen foundation honors 2 as outstanding volunteers

TOWSON -- A nonprofit organization devoted to fighting breast cancer recently honored two women with its volunteer of the year award for helping to organize a bus trip to participate in a benefit race.

During a luncheon March 23 in Towson, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation gave its Maryland Affiliate Outstanding Volunteer awards to Doris King of Parkville and Patricia LaForce of Cockeysville.

Both breast cancer survivors, they organized the trip that helped 65 others run or walk in the foundation's June 2000 National Race for the Cure in Washington. They also were volunteers for the Maryland Race for the Cure.

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