City/county Digest


October 09, 2005

Baltimore: Russell Street

Hit-and-run driver kills city man, 28

A Baltimore man was struck and killed by a vehicle early yesterday in a hit-and-run. Lamont Kennedy, 28, of the 2400 block of Kermit Court was hit while trying to cross the northbound lanes of Russell Street, near where the street transitions from Baltimore-Washington Parkway. He was hit about a mile from his Cherry Hill home, police said. Witnesses saw a body on the side of street and called police about 2:30 a.m. Kennedy died at the scene. Investigators said that the vehicle was traveling at high speed, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.


Body of unidentified man found in road

An unidentified man was pronounced dead yesterday afternoon after a police officer discovered him unconscious on the side of a road in Southwest Baltimore, police said. The man, estimated to be in his mid-40s to 50s, was found about 2 p.m. in the 1200 block of Bernard Drive. Emergency responders declared him dead at the scene a short time later. Investigators detected no signs of trauma. Medical examiners will try to determine the man's identity and cause of death.

Carroll County: Westminster

Man dies in 8-vehicle accident

A box truck slammed into the back of a stopped SUV yesterday, triggering an eight-car crash and resulting in the death of a 52-year-old Westminster man, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said. The truck, driving south on Route 97 toward Westminster, struck a Jeep Wrangler driven by Dreu Timothy Bowman about 12:30 p.m., resulting in a chain-reaction that involved six other cars stopped in front of the Jeep at Magna Way, said Deputy Kris Emery. Bowman was taken by ambulance to Carroll Hospital Center, where he died. The truck driver, Rene Alfonso Huezo, 20, of Memphis, Tenn., has been charged with negligent driving and speeding.

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