Teen arrested in crash that killed his sister

May 19, 2006|By GUS G. SENTEMENTES | GUS G. SENTEMENTES,SUN REPORTER

An accident in which a car struck and killed a 13-year-old girl in Southwest Baltimore was caused by the victim's 17-year-old brother, city police said yesterday.

Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman, said the teen was driving a 1991 Ford Crown Victoria in an alley behind the 800 block of Allendale St. about 8 p.m. Wednesday when he apparently lost control and hit his sister and a friend who were standing next to a fence.

Police said the driver then swerved across the alley and crashed into a wooden fence. Witnesses saw the boy get out of the car and run away. He was arrested a short time later.

Police did not release the driver's name, and the investigation is continuing.

Kora Blunt was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she died at 8:45 p.m. from head trauma, police said.

Blunt's friend, a 13-year-old girl whom police declined to identify, was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was treated for injuries to her head and right shoulder. She is expected to survive, police said.

Police said they had reports Wednesday night that the car had been stolen but said yesterday that those turned out to be false.

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