Taxi driver killed when vehicle taken in Timonium carjacking strikes his cab

March 17, 2003|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A BWI Airport Taxi driver was killed last night when a stolen car - taken earlier in the day in a Timonium carjacking - ran a red light and slammed into his Ford Explorer cab at an intersection on the west side of downtown Baltimore, authorities reported.

The car, a 1997 Toyota Camry, was stolen about 7:30 a.m. by a knife-wielding man who ordered its 70-year-old driver out of the car in the 200 block of Cinder Road in Timonium after robbing him of cash and credit cards, Baltimore County police said.

About 8 p.m., the white Camry was westbound in the 600 block of W. Fayette St. when it hit the driver's side of the cab company's sport utility vehicle heading south on Martin Luther King Boulevard. Yurity Volodin, whose age and address were not available, died a short time later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said Officer William Phelps of the city police Accident Investigation Unit. The cab had no passenger.

The driver of the Camry fled on foot. Left in the wrecked stolen car was an uninjured male passenger, who said the driver's name was Andre, Phelps said.

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