In Brief


December 14, 2008

Aviation museum to hold holiday shopping day


The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum will hold a holiday shopping day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, featuring the book Sky Walking: An Astronaut's Memoir, signed by author and astronaut Tom Jones, the Middle River resident who traveled to the International Space Station and did four space walk missions. The museum in Hangar 5 at Martin State Airport in Middle River also offers aircraft models, shirts, space-age ice cream and other items for aviation enthusiasts. Children's activities will also be available. Admission, tours and parking are free. Information: 410-682-6122.

Man walking on highway struck, killed by car


A pedestrian who was struck by a car on U.S. 40 in Aberdeen on Friday night has died, according to Maryland State Police. Michael Alton Clayton, 50, was walking across the highway at Loflin Road shortly after 10 p.m. when a westbound 1999 Acura Integra driven by Kevin Trevor Roy Tennant, 29, of Walden Road in Abingdon struck him. Clayton, of the 1400 block of S. Philadelphia Blvd. in Aberdeen, was pronounced dead at Harford Memorial Hospital, police said. A witness reported almost striking Clayton, who might have been drinking, at the same spot minutes before the collision, according to state police. Sgt. Zi Shum said investigators are waiting for toxicology results on Clayton. Tennant was not charged, and the accident remains under investigation.

Melissa Harris

Woman in critical condition after crash in Linthicum


A 29-year-old Baltimore woman was in critical condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after the car she was riding in struck the back of a tow truck clearing another accident Friday evening, according to Anne Arundel County police. Investigators said that alcohol might have been a factor in the 7:50 p.m. crash on Hammonds Ferry Road at Maritime Boulevard in Linthicum. Police said that the 29-year-old driver allowed the 2007 Hyundai Elantra, owned by the passenger, Crystal Nicole Sullivan, to drift onto the right shoulder. The driver, Kenneth Charles Woodall of the 3700 block of Century Ave. in Halethorpe, was treated and released from Shock Trauma.

Melissa Harris

Crane lift on Light Street to limit traffic to one lane


Baltimore transportation officials said that a portion of Light Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic tonight for a crane lift operation. The lane closures, between Baltimore and Lombard streets, are set to start at 8 p.m. and end by 2 a.m. Officials do not expect the crane operation to greatly affect traffic, but they warn motorists to exercise caution while traveling south on Light Street.

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