Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

May 19, 2006

County officials hope to finish York Road repairs by tomorrow

Baltimore County public works officials said they hope to have the portion of York Road in Cockeysville that was damaged by a water main break repaired by tomorrow.

One side of the road near the site of the break has been reopened to two-way traffic, and water service has been restored in the area, officials said.

The 12-inch main in the 11000 block of York Road broke about 3 a.m. Wednesday, Baltimore public works officials said. The break damaged a 20-foot-by-20-foot portion of the road.

York Road from Wight Avenue to Beaver Run Lane was shut down for several hours Wednesday, and traffic was detoured. Water service was restored around 10 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.

Nick Shields

Fullerton

Police identify accident victim

A motorcyclist who was killed Wednesday night on the Baltimore Beltway in Fullerton was identified yesterday by police.

David Michael Kerby, 21, of the 600 block of Rockaway Beach Avenue in Essex died at the scene after losing control of his motorcycle about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday on the outer loop of the Beltway near the Belair Road exit, according to state police.

The motorcycle, which had been traveling at an estimated speed of 85 to 95 mph, slid about 300 feet on its side before hitting a guardrail, police said.

A passenger, identified as Brenda Lee Sutton, 19, of the 3600 block of Woodsdale Road in Abingdon, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, police said.

The two were traveling with other motorcyclists to a motorcycle show at a Parkville restaurant when the crash occurred, said Kerby's father, Stephen W. Kerby. The elder Kerby said yesterday that Sutton had been treated and released.

David Kerby was a night-shift supervisor at an eastern Baltimore County steel framing company and a member of the Rockaway Beach Volunteer Fire Company, his father said.

Nick Shields and Richard Irwin

Sparrows Point

Bethlehem Blvd. ramp to be closed

The ramp from Bethlehem Boulevard to the outer loop of the Baltimore Beltway in Sparrows Point will be closed this weekend, state transportation officials announced.

The ramp is to be closed from 7 tonight to midnight Sunday to allow workers to replace drains and repair the concrete roadway, according to the announcement. To get to the outer loop of the Beltway, drivers should follow Bethlehem Boulevard, turn left onto North Point Boulevard and take the first entrance ramp on the right.

Parkton

Man injured in fall from bridge

A man was injured when he fell off a bridge and onto the Northern Central Railroad Trail yesterday in the Parkton area, Baltimore County fire officials said.

About 9:15 a.m., a man, apparently a construction worker, fell about 40 feet onto the trail, fire officials said.

Fire officials did not release the man's identity or age. He was conscious and alert after the fall and was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, fire officials said.

Nick Shields

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