Regional Digest

REGIONAL DIGEST

March 01, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Two dead, one injured in East 33rd Street crash

Two Baltimore residents were killed and another was seriously injured in a one-car accident early yesterday when the driver lost control of the vehicle and slid into a tree in the 1000 block of E. 33d St., police said.

The three people in the vehicle were not identified, but police said one man and one woman were pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins University Hospital early yesterday. A female juvenile was listed in serious condition at the hospital, police said.

In Baltimore County

Officer hurt in accident released from hospital

ESSEX - A Baltimore County police officer whose patrol car was hit by another vehicle as he raced to a house fire in Essex yesterday morning has been released from Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Terry L. Wilson, a six-year veteran of the department, had to be cut out of his patrol car by firefighters. Police said Wilson was headed north on Route 702 when his vehicle was hit by a car driven by a 16-year-old motorist at Middleborough Road.

Police said Wilson was driving to a house fire on Poplar Road and had turned on his lights and siren. The teen-ager was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries, said Officer Shawn Vinson, a county police spokesman.

Former drug chief takes Sheppard Pratt position

TOWSON - Michael M. Gimbel, former Baltimore County drug czar, has been named director of substance abuse education by Sheppard Pratt Health System.

Gimbel will begin his job Monday but has been working with officials at Sheppard Pratt designing the new education program since January.

The wide-ranging program will bring substance abuse education to students in private and parochial schools and offer initiatives to help combat drugs in the workplace.

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