City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

October 14, 2007

Baltimore County : Towson

College freshman critically injured

A Towson University freshman was struck by a car while walking back to his dormitory Friday, a family friend and his former high school principal said yesterday.

Atholton High School Principal Mary Leonard said in an e-mail to parents at the 1,300-student school that Kevin Ryan, 18, a 2007 Atholton graduate, died yesterday morning. But a spokesman at Sinai Hospital said last night that Ryan was in the intensive care unit.

FOR THE RECORD - A story in yesterday's Maryland section misidentified the principal of Atholton High School. She is Marcy Leonard.
The Sun regrets the error.

Stephanie Gurwitz, a family friend, said Ryan's father, Charlie, was arranging for the donation of his son's organs.

"His father is holding on to that," she said. "That way, Kevin can go on and help 10 to 15 other people."

Leonard, who could not be reached for comment yesterday, wrote that counselors will be available at the school tomorrow to assist students.

Baltimore County police were unable to provide any details of the accident by last night, but a Towson University spokesman said it occurred off campus.

James Drew

Howard County

: Ellicott City

Millersville man dies in SUV crash

A Millersville man was killed yesterday just north of Ellicott City when he swerved to avoid a van changing lanes and his sport utility vehicle overturned, Howard County police said.

Matthew Miller, 23, of the 8300 block of Woodland Road was driving a 1995 Jeep Wrangler on U.S. 40 about 6:15 p.m. when he veered out of the way of the white full-size van. Miller lost control, traveled through the median strip and flipped the Jeep. It landed on its roof on the ramp to southbound Route 29, police.

Miller was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. They had no further information about the van, which did not stop.

JAMES DREW

Baltimore

: East side

Suspects sought in fatal shooting

Police are searching for suspects in a fatal shooting that took place yesterday shortly after midnight just north of downtown Baltimore.

Police responded to a shooting in the 1700 block of Latrobe St. at 12:15 a.m. and found a man shot in the head lying on the stairs of a residence, police spokesman Agent Donny Moses said.

The man, whom police say they have not been able to identify, was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Southeast

Woman critical after car crash

A woman remained in critical condition yesterday after the Corvette in which she was a passenger rammed a telephone pole in Southeast Baltimore.

The accident happened about 12:10 a.m. yesterday at the 2400 block of Hawkins Point Road. Witnesses told investigators the car was speeding westbound on the road, passing cars until it lost control. Police are searching for the driver, who witnesses said fled after the crash.

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