Man, 24, killed by van after falling from back of truck

November 17, 2003|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 24-year-old man died yesterday evening after falling from the back of a truck being driven by his father on Route 10 in Glen Burnie and being struck by another vehicle, state police reported.

The victim, Elmer Leroy Dorsey III, was riding in the bed of a 1988 Jeep truck about 5 p.m. when he fell -- along with several pieces of the furniture they were taking to their home in the 1400 block of Locust St. in Baltimore's Curtis Bay neighborhood, said Sgt. Thornnie Rouse, a police spokesman.

Dorsey was struck by a 1997 Plymouth van and died a short time later at North Arundel Hospital.

Unaware that his son had fallen, Elmer Dorsey II continued home, where he learned his son had been injured, and returned to the accident scene near Furnace Branch Road, Rouse said.

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