Unrelated traffic accidents kill two, injure one

March 26, 2007|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Sun Reporter

Unrelated traffic accidents yesterday on two interstates claimed the life of one Prince George's County man and critically injured another, state police said.

And in Carroll County yesterday, a 41-year-old man was killed when the van he was driving crashed into an embankment in Taneytown, police said.

Shortly before 6 a.m., Vincent Tyrone Woodland, 49, of Lanham stopped his pickup truck on southbound Interstate 495 near Upper Marlboro in Prince George's County after seeing a collision in fog. He was standing on the shoulder to warn oncoming motorists when a 2005 Chrysler sport utility vehicle struck the pickup and Woodland.

Police said Woodland died at the scene and that the driver of the SUV was injured and treated at Washington Hospital Center.

In the second accident, at 5:20 p.m., a 39-year-old man from Clinton was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after the sport-bike he was riding rear-ended a van on Interstate 97 near Hanover in Anne Arundel County, state police at Glen Burnie said.

The man's name was withheld pending notification of his family.

Police said at least four people were speeding while riding late-model sport-bikes north on the interstate near Dorsey Road when one of them failed to maneuver between other vehicles and crashed into the rear of a van. The van's driver was not injured.

In Carroll County, police said Keith Daniel Bonnell of the 1000 block of Winters Church Road in Union Bridge was driving a 1999 Dodge Caravan north on Trevanion Road near Nusbaum Road about 4:15 p.m. when he crossed the double yellow lines, struck an embankment and overturned. Police said Bonnell was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

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