In Baltimore City
Car hits utility pole, killing 3 people, injuring a fourth
Three people died and another was injured Friday night when the car in which they were riding swerved into an electrical pole in East Baltimore, police said yesterday.
Witnesses told police that the accident occurred when the car was cut off by a motorcyclist at about 11:30 p.m. near the 1300 block of Edison Highway. Dead are the car's driver, Christopher Mill, 20, of the 1200 block of Middleborough Road in Essex, and two Baltimore residents, Jarmal Smoot, 19, of the 5400 block of Pioneer Drive and April Hockaday, 18, of the 3700 block of Elmley Ave.
Darrell Bunting, 20, of the 5000 block of Crenshaw Ave. in Baltimore, was treated for minor injuries at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released.
Man, 24, fatally shot in Southwest Baltimore
A city man was fatally shot Friday night in Southwest Baltimore, police said.
David Mayo, 24, was shot several times in the upper body about 10:30 p.m. in the 500 block of S. Pulaski St. Mayo, a resident of the 2000 block of Wilkens Ave., was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died at 10:55 p.m.
Police yesterday said they knew of no suspects.
In Howard County
Ellicott City girl, 4, killed, four injured in crash
COLUMBIA - A 4-year-old Ellicott City girl was killed yesterday when a sport utility vehicle jumped a median strip and struck her family's car, police said.
Nadine Mohamed Younis of the 8500 block of Timberhill Court died in the accident, which occurred at about 4:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Route 100 at Executive Park Drive, Howard County police said. Her father, Mohamed Farag Younis, and mother, Ghada A. Ecmetwally, both 36, and two sisters, Noren Mohamed Younis, 6, and Yara Mohamed Younis, 1, were in critical condition last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.
The driver of a Jeep Cherokee was driving erratically, police said, when it crossed the median and struck a Nissan Sentra carrying the family. Police did not release the name of the Jeep's driver, who according to police was also taken to Shock Trauma. An investigation into the crash was continuing last night.
In Carroll County
Two-car collision kills motorist, injures 2 others
FINKSBURG - An Essex woman was killed and two people were injured Friday night in a two-car collision, police said yesterday.
Jennifer Rebecca Staley, 25, of the first block of Sweet Gum Court, died at Carroll County General Hospital shortly after the Jeep Wrangler she was driving collided head-on with a Toyota 4-Runner about 7 p.m. on Gamber Road, according to state police in Westminster.
The driver of the 4-Runner, identified by police as Nancy Katherine Fream, 46, of the 4800 block of Pleasant Grove Road in Reisterstown, was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Her 8-year-old son, a passenger in the 4-Runner, also suffered serious injuries and was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, according to police.
Odor at fast-food restaurant sends three to the hospital
ELDERSBURG - Carroll County hazardous materials officials say a leaking refrigeration unit may have caused five people to become sick last night at an area fast-food restaurant.
Fire officials were called shortly after 9 p.m. to the Wendy's restaurant in the Carrolltown Mall at 6400 Ridge Road. Three people were taken to Carroll County General Hospital.