In Carroll County Sykesville girl killed in two-car...

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April 14, 2002|By From staff reports

In Carroll County

Sykesville girl killed in two-car collision on Route 140

REESE -- A 3-year-old girl died and four people were injured Friday evening after a car crash on Route 140 in Carroll County. Emily Marie Gardner of the 1500 block of Woodridge Lane in Sykesville died at Johns Hopkins Hospital five hours after the crash about 6:45 p.m.

Her sisters, Brandi Nichole Penn, 6, and April Jean Schaeffer, 17, were in serious condition at the hospital yesterday, and their mother, Terry Lynn Penn, was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Medical Center.

Terry Penn was driving a Chevrolet Cavalier east on Route 140 at Reese Road when a Mercury Sable driven by Nancy Eileen Fletcher of Westminster made a left turn in front of Penn, according to state police. After the cars crashed, Penn's vehicle struck a light pole, throwing Penn and her 6-year-old daughter from their car, police said.

Fletcher was treated at Carroll County General Hospital and released. No charges had been filed , and the investigation is continuing, police said yesterday.

In Anne Arundel

Neighbors help man escape fire at two-story house

SEVERNA PARK -- Neighbors of an 84-year-old man helped him escape a fire that damaged a two-story house yesterday afternoon.

The unidentified man, who suffered minor smoke inhalation, was taken by ambulance to North Arundel Health System, where he was in good condition, according to fire officials.

The cause of the fire, which began about 2:10 p.m. in the 400 block of Lakeland Road, was under investigation. A team of 57 firefighters, working with 18 trucks, doused the blaze by 3 p.m. The roof and rear of the house were damaged.

In Baltimore City

Downtown streets closed for light rail track repairs

The Baltimore Office of Transportation has closed several downtown streets around the light rail train routes until tomorrow to allow track repairs.

Workers closed eastbound Dolphin Street and Preston Street from Howard Street to Maryland Avenue. They also shut down Camden Street from Eutaw to Howard streets.

These sections will reopen at 6 a.m. tomorrow.

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