In Carroll County Westminster woman dies in Route 97...


August 31, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Carroll County

Westminster woman dies in Route 97 collision

WESTMINSTER - A 19-year-old Westminster woman was killed and a 31-year-old Woodbine woman was injured yesterday morning in a head-on collision on Route 97 south of Westminster, state police said.

Kimberly Michelle Anderson of the 800 block of Crows Court, Westminster, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, police said. Anderson, who turned 19 yesterday, had been driving a 1989 Honda Accord southbound on the highway, between Route 32 and Nicodemus Road, when the car crossed the highway's center line just before 10 a.m., according to police.

Melissa Wald of the 7400 block of John Pickett Road, Woodbine, was driving north on Route 97 in a 1995 Chevrolet truck, police said. She was in surgery for what appeared to be nonlife-threatening injuries after being flown by helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, said police, who had not determined the cause of the accident yesterday.

In Baltimore City

Death of man, 46, stabbed last year ruled a homicide

A 46-year-old Randallstown man who was stabbed in the head last year died Wednesday night of his injuries in a Baltimore hospital, and the state medical examiner ruled his death a homicide yesterday, police said.

Benjamin McCoy of the 8900 block of Pilsen Road died at St. Agnes HealthCare about 9 p.m. Wednesday. Police said that McCoy was stabbed repeatedly in the head in the 500 block of Laurens St. on July 31 last year. He did not regain consciousness after the attack, police said.

McCoy's is the 169th death to be ruled a homicide in the city this year. Mayor Martin O'Malley set a goal of not exceeding 175 homicides this year.

In Harford County

Mother spends weekend in jail for children's truancy

BEL AIR - A Harford County woman is scheduled to spend this weekend in jail for refusing to send her two children to school regularly, county authorities said.

Michelle Lee McDowell, 34, of Edgewood, was charged with failing to send her 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter to school. They missed more than five months of classes during the last school year, said county State's Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly, who announced this week that his office would be seeking more convictions under a new truancy program.

He said McDowell, who did not cooperate with school personnel, was sentenced on Thursday to one year of probation, in addition to her weekend at the Harford County Detention Center.

In Baltimore County

Accident injures woman, shuts two lanes of I-95

ROSEDALE - Two southbound lanes of Interstate 95 just north of Interstate 895 were closed yesterday afternoon after a car ran into another that was pulled off on the shoulder of the highway by a mother letting her child use a portable toilet, state police said.

The mother, Kendall M. Nelson, 39, of Piscataway, N.J., was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center after the 3:30 p.m. accident, said Cpl. Mike Gavel. She was listed in stable condition last night. The child outside the car and another child in the back seat were not injured, police said.

Traffic was tied up through the evening rush hour, as state troopers investigated the cause of the accident.

Homeless man surrenders child to social services

TOWSON - A 42-year-old homeless man who had been wandering around the Baltimore area with his 7-year-old daughter turned her over to the county's Department of Social Services yesterday, police said.

On Aug. 13, police appealed for the public's help in finding Hamid Reza Fakhori and his daughter, Reyhaane, who was last seen in December. A family court judge gave custody of the girl to the Department of Social Services this summer. Fakhori has not been charged with a crime, said Bill Toohey, a police spokesman.

Police said the girl appeared to be unharmed.

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