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May 05, 2008

Baltimore County : Woodlawn

Victim of fatal crash identified

A man who died Saturday after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a traffic signal pole in Woodlawn has been identified as Tyrone Skinner, 37, of the 6600 block of Eberle Drive in Northwest Baltimore.

Baltimore County traffic police said Skinner, the lone occupant of a 2003 Nissan 350Z, was driving near Windsor Boulevard and Rolling Road near Rutherford Business Center about 12:30 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of the car and crashed into the pole.

Police said Skinner was pronounced dead at the scene and that evidence indicated excessive speed contributed to the crash. An autopsy is planned.

Richard Irwin

Queen Anne's

: Chester

Grasonville woman killed in cycle crash

An Eastern Shore woman was killed early yesterday when the motorcycle on which she was a passenger crashed on a street in Chester, a Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Department spokesman said.

Kimberly Dawn Rada, 46, of Grasonville was pronounced dead at the scene on Main Street about 1 a.m., said Dale Patrick, the spokesman.

Patrick said the driver of the 1999 Harley-Davidson Sportster was seen fleeing the scene on foot and was apprehended nearby by Deputy Sheriff Jessie Adams. Patrick said the driver, Larry Gene Smith, 41, of Greenbelt, was charged with multiple traffic offenses and was being held on $25,000 bond.

Richard Irwin

Montgomery

: Rockville

Officials identify victim of fire

A man who died early Saturday during a fire in a Rockville apartment complex that injured three firefighters, displaced 20 families and caused $1.1 million in damage has been identified, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service said yesterday.

Timothy Moran, 50, was found near the front door of his second-floor apartment at the Halpine View Apartments in the 12800 block of Twinbrook Parkway and was pronounced dead at the scene, said Pete Piringer, the spokesman.

Piringer said the fire that began in Moran's bedroom has been ruled accidental.

He said two firefighters who were forced to leap from a second-floor window when the third floor collapsed and a third firefighter who escaped through a door continue to be treated at Washington Hospital Center for burns and injuries that are not life-threatening.

He said firefighters rescued at least four people from the burning apartments and that one or two were treated at a hospital for injuries.

Piringer said the displaced families were aided by the Red Cross and county services.

Richard Irwin

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