Regional Digest

Regional Digest

November 23, 2003|By From staff reports

In Prince George's

2 killed, 3 injured in Parkway crash near Laurel

LAUREL -- U.S. Park Police shut down a section of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway for several hours Friday night after a multiple-vehicle crash near Laurel killed two people and injured three others.

The collision occurred at about 8 p.m. when a vehicle traveling north near Route 197 attempted to pass another vehicle, police said. The driver of the passing vehicle lost control; the car crossed the median and struck two oncoming vehicles, Park Police Sgt. Scott Fear said yesterday.

In Baltimore

Driver kills pedestrian, runs from crash scene

A man standing at the trunk of his car parked on Eutaw Place was struck and killed yesterday by a driver who then abandoned his car at the scene, Baltimore police said.

The 42-year-old man's name was not released last night, pending family notification, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Honda Accord that struck him fled the scene on foot, police said. Police had not located him as of last night.

Union accuses Morgan State of unfair labor practices

The union representing nonfaculty staff at Morgan State University filed an unfair labor charge against the college's administration Friday, accusing it of bargaining in bad faith.

The charge by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees says Morgan failed to provide information, to confer authority on its own bargaining representatives and to respond to proposals.

Morgan spokesman Clinton R. Coleman denied the new charge Friday, saying the administration recently filed a petition accusing AFSCME of trying to negotiate outside the established bargaining process.

Man found fatally shot in Southwest Baltimore

A man was shot and killed in Southwest Baltimore early yesterday, becoming the city's 232nd homicide of the year, police said.

Officers found the man, whom they did not identify, in the first block of Benkert Ave. about 1:50 a.m. He had been shot in the head and chest.

In Baltimore County

Traffic accidents kill 2 in separate incidents

Two men were killed in separate traffic accidents yesterday, Baltimore County police said. About 1:45 p.m., a truck traveling on Belmont Avenue near Butler Road in Reisterstown was struck by another vehicle. The truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Around 7:30 p.m., a man crossing U.S. 40 on foot in White Marsh was struck and killed by a vehicle. The driver stopped, police said. Identities and further details were not released.

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