City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

December 07, 2006

Car kills girl, 13, at west-side intersection

A 13-year-old girl was killed and a boy was injured yesterday afternoon when they were struck by a car at a West Baltimore intersection while walking home from school, city police said.

About 4 p.m., Tiffany Brown was walking with the boy, a fellow student, in the 1300 block of James St. near Carroll Park when they were struck by a westbound car, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a Police Department spokeswoman.

Brown, of the 500 block of Brunswick St., was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was pronounced dead a short time later. The boy, whose name was not released, was admitted in good condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital's pediatric intensive care unit, Monroe said.

The driver - a woman whose name was not released - remained at the scene as police were attempting to determine whether driver or pedestrian error contributed to the accident, Monroe said. The accident will be reviewed by the city state's attorney's office to determine whether any charges will be lodged, she said.

Richard Irwin

Baltimore: Parking

Rates to rise at 13 city garages

Parking rates in 10 of Baltimore's 13 city-owned garages will increase slightly next year after the city's Board of Estimates unanimously approved the increases yesterday to boost the Parking Authority's revenue. The increase in an all-day pass will range from $1 to $5 and will average about $2.60. The new all-day rates will take effect in January, and monthly-rate increases, which range from $10 to $20, will begin in February, parking officials said. Three facilities - Water Street, Penn Station and the Fleet and Eden streets garage - will see no change in rates.

John Fritze

Mount Vernon

Streets closed for lighting

Several streets are being closed today for the lighting of the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon. The west-side curb lane of North Charles Street from Centre Street to Mount Vernon Place will be closed from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. The following streets will be closed: Mount Vernon Place from St. Paul to Cathedral streets from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; the west side of North Charles Street from Centre to Madison streets from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and the east side of North Charles Street from Centre to Madison streets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Detours will be marked.

Anne Arundel: Annapolis

Man, 79, dies in collision with truck

A 79-year-old man died after he drove into the path of a large garbage truck, Annapolis police said yesterday. Orlando Lurenzo Day Jr. of Annapolis was traveling east on Hilltop Lane at Gemini Drive at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday when he swerved in front of a westbound BFI garbage truck, police said yesterday. Day was trapped inside for about 20 minutes before he was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the garbage truck, Merrus Meshawn Martin, 37, of Baltimore, and a passenger suffered minor injuries. Officer Kevin Freeman, a police spokesman, said Day possibly had a medical condition that caused him to lose consciousness.

NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON

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