Woman, 45, walking on sidewalk dies after being hit by stolen car

man arrested

April 17, 2003|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

A 45-year-old pedestrian was killed yesterday after the driver of a stolen car lost control and struck the woman on a sidewalk just across the street from where she worked in Northeast Baltimore, police said.

Barbara Moyd of the 2600 block of Ashland Ave. was hit by the car about 9 a.m. and died at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

The events that led to Moyd's death began just minutes earlier, when Baltimore County officers in the Regional Auto Theft Task Force spotted a stolen 1992 Toyota Spirit at Harford Road and St. Lo Drive.

They followed the Toyota in their unmarked sport utility vehicle and were joined by a city officer in a marked patrol cruiser, police said.

Before the officers could turn on their lights and sirens, the driver of the Toyota apparently spotted them and accelerated east on Erdman Avenue, police said.

The driver of the stolen car struck a shuttle bus, lost control and hit Moyd at Erdman Avenue and Bel Air Road, police said.

Moyd had just parked her car and was walking across the street to her job in a branch of the Harbor Bank of Baltimore, police said.

Arrested at the scene and charged with vehicular manslaughter, auto theft, fleeing and eluding police and various traffic violations was Anthony Simms, 19, of the 2700 block of Fenwick Ave.

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