City/county Digest


May 18, 2006

Woman killed, teen is hurt after being hit by stolen car

A woman was killed and a teenage girl injured last night after they were struck by a stolen car on a street in West Baltimore, city police said.

Moments after the two were struck in the 800 block of Allendale St. about 9 p.m., the driver abandoned the car but was caught by police as he attempted to flee on foot.

Felony traffic and criminal charges were pending, police said.

The woman died a short time later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

The girl, 13, was reported in good condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Their names were not divulged.

Richard Irwin

Baltimore County: Fullerton

Motorcyclist killed in Beltway crash

A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger injured last night when he lost control of his bike on the Beltway's outer loop in Fullerton and crashed into a guardrail, state police said. The man was operating a 2006 600-cc Yamaha in the fast lane and nearing Belair Road at a high rate of speed about 7:45 p.m. when he crashed, said Trooper Michael McComas of the Golden Ring Barracks. The man died at the scene, and his passenger - a woman - was reported in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Names were not available.

Richard Irwin

Baltimore: Carver Vo-Tech

School's principal placed on leave

Students at Carver Vocational-Technical High School arrived in recent days to find their principal has been removed. Principal Michael Plitt is on administrative leave, said Edie House, a Baltimore schools spokeswoman. She declined to comment further because the issue is a personnel matter. Plitt is the second Baltimore high school principal to be removed since April. The principal of Frederick Douglass High School, Isabelle Grant, was removed April 7, a day after appearing at a hearing related to the school football team's forfeiture of its 9-1 regular season.

Sara Neufeld

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