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July 12, 2009

Police investigate death of woman, 83, found in freezer

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Anne Arundel County police are investigating the death of an 83-year-old woman whose body they found Friday evening in a home freezer in Glen Burnie. Doris Lea Cooke had several medical conditions and had been bedridden for years, family members and witnesses told detectives. When she died several weeks ago, relatives allegedly placed her body in a freezer in the 7400 block of Furnace Branch Road. An autopsy will determine the cause of Cooke's death.

-Julie Bykowicz

Police: Boy who died after being hit by car was at fault

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A 12-year-old boy was struck and killed about 7:30 p.m. Friday as he darted across North Point Boulevard near Eastpoint Shopping Center in Essex, Baltimore County police said. The driver of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata that hit the boy then swerved into southbound traffic and crashed into two vehicles. All three drivers suffered injuries that weren't life-threatening.. The boy, identified as Joseph Hudson of the 5000 block of Goodnow Road in Northeast Baltimore, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Police said that pedestrian error caused the accident, and charges are not expected to be filed against the Hyundai's driver.

-Julie Bykowicz

Crownsville man, 52, dies after swim in Severn

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A 52-year-old Crownsville man died after he called for help while swimming in the Severn River on Friday, according to Maryland Natural Resources Police. Gregory Lon Jackson had gone canoeing with Anthony Michael Roney, 23, of Crownsville in the Severn River near Round Bay. When Jackson asked for help for swimming around 9:45 p.m., Roney kept Jackson afloat with a life jacket, said Sgt. Art Windemuth, spokesman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Jackson's brother, Walter Jackson, heard Roney's cries for help and pulled his brother out of the water. He began CPR, but Jackson could not be revived.

-Liz Bowie

Man killed in I-95 crash into truck that broke down

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A 27-year-old Raspeburg man was killed early Saturday when his vehicle ran into the back of a truck that had broken down on the shoulder of northbound Interstate 95 in Harford County, according to Maryland State Police. Kevin Blair Jr. suffered head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

-Liz Bowie

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